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Political Accountability: A reminder of another Akufo-Addo and Bawumia failed promise.

Yet again, we have chanced upon another Akufo Addo/Bawumia promise which has been spectacularly not honoured and, of course, deliberately forgotten, and we wish to bring it up for the only purposes of political accountability which will serve as reminder to politicians that, we the citizens of Ghana do not have short memories.

We are clear in our minds, and do remember vividly this particular promise the now vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahmudu Bawumia made to the good people of Ghana.

It was somewhere in October 2016. In the heat up to the 2016 general elections, the then running mate of candidate Akufo Addo mounted one of the numerous campaign platforms and stated in clear terms; “No village will have water, toilet problems in our first two years”

The vice President in announcing to the teaming NPP supporters gave out the flagship programs of the party, mentioning the One-village-one-Dam, One district one factory, one constituency one million dollars, as programmes that will impact positively on the lives of the citizens.

The overall effect of these programmes, according Dr. Bawumia would be that, within two years of Akufo Presidency, no village in Ghana will have either water or toilet problems.

Well, the Akufo government is into its 5th year, it is only fair at this point, where even main townships like Tema and many suburbs within the capital have resort to hunting drinking water from drains and gutters, to ask what has happened to the promise. Not fulfilled.

The worse part is that, the situation of water in the country has deteriorated. There are area in Accra and Tema where residents have never experienced a pint of water flow through their pipes.

Without any malice, we remind the politician that, these and many other failed promises is what breeds lack of confidence in the political leadership.

The government must redeem itself, or the citizens must demand accountability by constantly reminding politicians of their social contracts, either way, there must be respect for the voter. 

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Akufo Addo Alhaji Mahmudu Bawumia Bawumia Ghana


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