Some Ghanaians are very displeased with President Akufo-Addo for refusing to give credit to former President Mahama when he was commissioning the 4-tier Pokuase Interchange on Friday, July 9, 2021.
Sharing a post on his Facebook page which generated a barrage of criticism and backlash from Ghanaians, the President failed to acknowledge that the interchange was started by Mr Mahama in 2016.
In fact, the funding for the project was secured by the erstwhile NDC administration and Ghanaians expected Akufo-Addo to give credit where it was due.
However, President Akufo-Addo post indicated that he was able to upgrade the original plan of a three-tier interchange to 4-tier without incurring additional costs. He also said at the commissioning that he was able to build three interchanges with $289 million while Mr Mahama built only one interchange with $260 million.
The post reads:
On Friday, 9th July 2021, I commissioned the Four Tier Pokuase Interchange, the first of its kind in Ghana, the first of its kind in West Africa, and the second of its kind in Africa, which will help solve, once and for all, the nightmare endured for several decades by commuters within and outside of this vicinity.
It is important to put on record that the original contract design was for a three-tier interchange. However, through efficient management by my government, the Interchange was modified to a four-tier structure within the same contract sum.
On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I express sincere appreciation to the African Development Bank, which jointly provided funds with the Government for the execution of this project. I appeal to the users of the facility, especially drivers, to adhere to the various road safety measures put in place for the safe use of the facility. The modernisation of Ghana is steadily gathering momentum, and I entreat all Ghanaians to join hands in building the Ghana we want.
Below Are Screenshots of the backlash Akufo Addo received in the comment section: