Former president John Dramani Mahama has chided President Akufo Addo for his failure to credit his predecessors on projects they begun.
Speaking on Radio Wa, he described Akufo Addo’s failure to acknowledge him as most unfortunate, noting that he had always done that when he was president.
“What is all this thing about whose credit and whose what…when I became president, the Bui Dam was completed, it was conceptualized under Rawlings’ administration, Kufuor came and took it and actually sort the funding for it…and the project started and he didn’t finish before he left office and Prof Mills came and took it…and then it was finished in my time. I went and commissioned it, I invited President Kufuor and, in my speech, I said we have this dam because this president moved it to the next level…” he said.
He added, “I don’t see how it diminishes you…to try and take credit to yourself and avoid giving credit. Prof Mills commissioned the N1 road in Accra and at the commissioning, President Kufuor was there and he gave credit to him. But a certain phobia for acknowledging the work of past presidents especially under Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration. It’s most unfortunate. I mean if I take over from him and there are projects that he initiated when I go to commission, I’ll invite him to come…just mentioning that this person played a part it doesn’t take anything away from you.”