President John Mahama
President John Mahama

The NDC government led by H.E John Dramani Mahama is on course to fulfill a number of promises it made to Ghanaians through its 2012 manifesto.

This is in spite of numerous challenges, the government?s performance in specifically the health, energy and water sectors remain exceptional and commendable.

It is obvious that the challenges this country experienced in almost all its vital sectors is no fault of this government.

In the Health sector the NDC government promised to prioritize access, quality and affordable health care for a strong transformative economic impact on this nation and the lives of the citizenry.

In its bid to fulfill this promise President Mahama together with his appointees promised to commit 10% of their monthly salaries to commence the provision of 1,600 CHPS compound.
Work has also commenced for the completion of a 600 bed hospital facility at Legon campus and the 37 Military Hospitals.

In addition, work is ongoing for the completion of regional capital to provide efficient and reliable health care system.

For instance, the Tamale hospital has been upgraded to a teaching hospital and currently work is underway at the Ridge Hospital to upgrade it into a regional hospital.

In the area of energy this government promised to increase the country?s energy generation capacity from 2,830.5 to 5,000 by 2016.

President Mahama?s administration has completed 2 megawatts solar system in the Northern region, the Bui dam, T-3 thermal plant and about to complete the Ghana Gas Project in June 2014.

The gas project will supply more than 70 million cubic standard feet of gas a day to the Aboadze Thermal Plant to increase our current generation capacity by 360mw to resolve the persisting energy problem.

Also, so far, as part of government?s commitment to its pledge in the water sector, work has commenced in various communities to provide clean water for Ghanaians, specifically in areas that lack adequate good drinking water.

A water project at Teshie is ongoing to solve the perennial water crisis that has bedeviled this country. Work has also commenced to rehabilitate an existing water treatment plant at Owabi and Berkese for a new 27,000m3 a day water treatment plant.

The Koforidua Water Project has been completed at the tune of ? 38.3 million to provide water to 200,000 people in the community.

Construction of new booster with 2,500m3 and 5,000m3 reservoirs at Achiase and Suame respectively is near completion.

Construction of six reservoirs at Osiem, Jumapo, Maase,Anyinasim,Kuurantumi and New Tafo has also been completed.

A booster station and a Pumping Station have also been constructed at New Tafo at the cost of $23.112 million.

Source: Andrew Nettey

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