NDC youth want NPP voted out •Over failed Keta port promise.

NDC youth want NPP voted out •Over failed Keta port promise.

The Youth Wing wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has called on residents of the region to disregard government’s narratives about the construction of the Keta Sea Port and Harbour.

Addressing a press conference at the project site in Keta yesterday, the Regional Youth Organizer, Mathias Alagbo, stated that the government had  been dishonest, full of innuendos and  failed in keeping a promise they made in the run-up to the 2016 general election.

He said, “Our quest to come here with the media stems from the recent posturing and statements of the NPP government and its agents, which seek to suggest that some significant work on the Keta Sea Port has been done, which is painfully not the case.”

“…In the run-up to the 2016 general election, the then opposition leader and the flag bearer of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, and the NPP promised the good people of the Anlo land that his government, when voted into power, would construct a sea port in Keta; many are those who bought into this manifesto promise which eventually saw the NPP win power.”

Mr. Alagbo stated that the government had since failed in fulfilling that promise.

“It’s instructive to note that three-and-a-half years down the lane, nothing concrete has been done to actualize the construction of the sea port. It’s evident that after some agitations from the youth of the area, the government cunningly came to erect a sign post on the proposed site for the project, where we stand to deliver this press statement,” he stated.

The NDC says the appointment of a director for the yet-to-be-built Keta Sea Port and Harbour is nothing but a reckless move by the government to siphon money from the pockets of the state.

“…To the shock and dismay of many, the government in March 2019 went further to appoint a Director General for the non-existent port in the person of Dr. Alexander Adusei, with same status and privileges as Directors of Port at Tema and Takoradi, which include monthly pay, two cars, free fuel, official accommodation, car maintenance allowance, free medical care and other entitlements,” he said.

Mr. Alagbo thus called on residents of the region, especially the youth,  to rise up and vote out what he calls a ‘deceptive, clueless government’ come December 7, 2020.


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