The President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has descended heavily on the Former President of Ghana, Mr John Mahama when commissioning the Pokuase Interchange today
H.E Akufo-Addo explained that he is not like Former President John Mahama who spent $260 million on just the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange (Circle Dubai) as for him(Nana Addo), his government has spent $289m to build three interchanges
He opined that his government knows how to manage the economy than the government of Mr Mahama; indicating that he is a better manager of the public purse.
Speaking at the inauguration and official opening of the Pokuase Interchange in Accra on Friday, 9 July 2021, Mr Akufo-Addo said it was “important to put on record that the original contract design for the project was for a three-tier interchange but through efficient management by my government, the interchange was modified to a four-tier interchange within the same contract sum.”
Comparing his government to that of Mr Mahama, Nana Addo asserted that $289 million has been used by his government to construct three interchanges, as opposed to $260 million used by Mahama’s government to construct only the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange
“These are further examples of the fact that we, in the NPP, are good protectors of the public purse,” he said.
H.E Akufo-Addo appealed to the users of the facility, especially drivers to adhere to the various road safety measures put in place for the safe use of the facility
He further stated that the modernization of Ghana is steadily gathering momentum on that note, he entreated all Ghanaians to join hands in building the Ghana everybody want
The Pokuase Interchange connects motorists to Awoshie, Kwabenya, Amasaman and Achimota.
The Circle Interchange that H.E Akufo-Addo used in comparison to the Pokuase Interchange, up to date Mr Mahama and his National Democratic Congress are yet to agree on the actual cost of the project because key players in the party always conflicting themselves with the actual cost of the project
Former Deputy Communications Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu said, there was no doubt that the Kwame Nkrumah interchange cost $260million.
“It is $260m. Absolutely, there is no problem,” he said in a debate with a spokesperson for the Vice President, Dr Gideon Boako on Citi TV.
But at a press conference organized by the party, the National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, said the cost of the Interchange was $90million.