The Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly has criticized the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama for crediting the Kasoa lorry terminal project to his administration.
According to the Assembly, the terminal was built with funds from the World Bank and is not part of the Kasoa Interchange project built by former President Mahama.
It would be recalled that the Former President during his campaign tour of the Central Region named the lorry terminal as one of the many projects his administration executed in the Awutu Senya Municipality.
In an interview with Citi News, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Awutu Senya East, Michael Essuman Mensah disputed the claims by the former President.
“This old market terminal is an ultramodern terminal that was funded by the World Bank. It is a grant, it’s not a loan. The interchange project with its auxiliary facilities was absolutely a loan that the government contracted. They were supposed to have two terminals. The former NDC constituency, Chairman, Alhaji Habib, took money from the contractors promising to give them land and that land is now his carport.”
“When the contractors went there, they saw that the land is small. He said that the Garanbu area belonged to him, and he was going to give it to them but the chiefs refused. He paid the contractor later after he exercised due diligence. So, as far as I am concerned, if Mr. Mahama is looking for his lost project, he should look for his former constituency executives not to come and take Nana Akufo-Addo and Hawa Koomson’s project.”