A Deputy Minister of Finance, Fifi Kwetey has praised president Mills for the unprecedented achievements of his government in just three years in office especially in the road and transport sector.
He said President Mills has attained a “phenomenal economic and infrastructure record” whereas the record of the NPP is one which can best be described as a “comical record” adding “the difference between the NDC and the NPP is like light and darkness because president Mills walk his talk”.
Speaking at NDC's Forum for Setting the Records Straight at the International Press Centre in Accra on Thursday, the Deputy Minister said the people of Akatsi through Tadjewu to Dzodze can still not believe their eyes that within three short years a major new road has been constructed and commissioned for them- opening that corridor to a whole new economic opportunity.
According to him, the people of Dansoman can bear witness to the massive network of roads constructed in their community. “The residents along the Spintex road did not experience the development they are privy to today not to talk about the 12km long Polo Grounds bypass that has been provided by the Mills administration. The people in East Legon and Adjiringanor did not have the privilege of having a 24 km road upgraded for them under the NPP. The residents of Teshie did not also see their roads done. All these have been done by President Mills in three short years” he boasted.
He mentioned the 16.5km Central Business District roads, the Republic and Padmore roads signal the strides being made by President Mills. “Others are the Meridian, Lumumba (Agbamami) and Beach roads, the Lashibi, Baatsonaa and Klagon Road; the Kpone main road, the Tema Oil Refinery Road and the Ashaiman-Zeenu road. The residents of Tema have never seen such a performance in just three short years. Is it any wonder that the TMA Boss is being fondly called Mr Asphalt by some residents of Tema?” he asked rhetorically.
He said the aviation sector has achieved a massive boost. According to him, four new carriers are now operating in Ghana and they include United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Brussels and Turkish Airlines adding TAP Portugal is about set to join.
He asked “is it any surprise also that many new international carriers are eagerly finalizing plans to open routes into Accra? Is it any shock that domestic flights have increased from two to four in three short years?”
He concluded that Mills Is Just too Much and too Good for the NPP.
The press conference was attended by heavy wigs of the ruling NDC including Kwadwo Twum Boafo, CEO of the Free Zones Board and Anita De Souza, NDC Women's Organiser, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Deputy Minister for Local Government, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Deputy Minister for Energy, Stan Dogbe, Presidential Staffer and Felix Kwakye Ofosu, Member of the NDC Communications team.