Technical Advisor to the Vice President, Gideon Boako, has dismissed former President John Dramani Mahama’s claim that some dams under the government’s One Village One Dam initiative are not functioning.
Mr. Boako said it was unfortunate that the One Village One Dam initiative was being downplayed by the former President who had witnessed its benefits in various areas, including his constituency.
“It is really unfortunate that the former President talks about the dams the way he talks about it because, on Tuesday, we went to his own constituency and even in the Bole constituency you could see a lot of dams. It was only a matter of political expediency that the former President decided to cut a slur on the dams.”
He said contrary to the former President’s claim, the dams are either functional or at various stages of completion.
“If you go to all the regions we have visited, you will see dams with water in them. The dams are functioning. Of course, there are others that are at various stages of completion.”
NDC has consistently demanded a complete overhaul of the One Village One Dam initiative, urging the government to realign its funding to produce standard dams.
There are concerns that the implementation of the policy has been subpar.