Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has rubbished claims by former president John Dramani Mahama that government’s One-Village One-Dam policy doesn’t exist.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer accused the ruling government of deceiving Ghanaians with the 1V1D policy.
Mahama said, “one Village One Dam has not materialized. All the dams dried up in the dry season, most districts do not have any factory yet and yet it has all been propaganda. Ghanaians have seen through it and on 7 December 2020 they are going to exercise their franchise to kick out this non-performing government.”
However, speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo Dr Bawumia took a swipe at the former president inisiting he should get out of his comfort zone in Accra and go and see for himself progress of the one village one dams.
“Tt’s completely false that the dams don’t exist. Indeed the former President (Mahama) said the 1V1D hasn’t materialized but there was a documentary in Bole his own constituency and 10 dams were functional . . . these dams are providing water . . . If you sit in Accra you may not understand what the impact of these dams are, you have to go down and see . . . ” Bawumia stated.
He added, “the most important irrigation project that we have put in place in the north is the Pwalugu dam, this is the one that is almost a billion dollars and it’s going to provide irrigation for at least 24,000 hectares . . . it’s the biggest investment of any government in northern Ghanan since independence.”