Ayariga sets tonne for Debate on Mahama’s SONA

Mahama Ayariga
Mahama Ayariga

RECORD SETTING achievements under President John Dramani Mahama have proven that he “has no size”, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga has said.

Mahama Ayariga
Mahama Ayariga

Mr. Mahama stated that the President is moving Ghanaians from a state of crisis to a better Ghana stressing that “John Dramani Mahama has no size.”

The Minister said these on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, while moving the motion to thank President Mahama for attending upon the House to present the State of the Nation Address in accordance with the 1992 Constitution.

He further said, under President Mahama, 600,000 hospitals beds have been added to improve the health sector and explained that this can create millions of jobs for Ghanaians in the coming years.

The Minister explained that the President has created about 200,000 spaces for students to access education through the expansion of infrastructure across the country.

NDC MPs contributions

Contributing to the motion, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho Central, Benjamin Komla Kpodo said he has living testimonies of the President’s achievements in his constituency.

Mr. Kpodo added that many schools under trees in his constituency have been cleared, and roads have been constructed adding that he believes the Ho Township roads would soon be asphalted as promised by the President.

According to him, going to the International Monetary Fund for support was not a bad idea explaining that every economic system has its volatility periods and governments can borrow to execute critical projects.

Chairman of the Finance Committee and NDC MP for Ketu North, James Klutse Avedzi also said the country faced some challenges last year due to decline in prices of commodities on the international market.

Mr. Avedzi stated that out of six million Ghanaians who are expected to pay tax, only two million do pay noting that this is not helping the country generate the needed revenue.

NPP MPs contributions

New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea said the President in his presentation found “Petty comfort” at Abuakwa South by showcasing a beneficiary of his achievement at the public gallery.

Mr. Atta Akyea described the gesture by the President as “Very embarrassing” because illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey has destroyed water bodies in the Eastern Region without any action by the President.

NPP MP for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu on his part also accused the President of failing to declare how he was dealing with corruption and implicated state officials adding that the address is a complete dishonest document.

Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, NPP MP for Manhyia South also said the President has failed to put in place measures to tackle road carnage, killing of people in the country adding that all social interventions are collapsing.

Source: Albert Amekudzi

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