Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to dream big in order to solve the numerous challenges facing the country.
According to Mr. Mahama, it takes a dreamer to be able to come out with concrete things and the President should not shy away from dreaming, adding that one can never make progress without dreaming.
Former President Mahama noted that it takes a dreamer to create nations in response to President Akufo-Addo’s remark that he (Mahama) is a dreamer for calling for a review of the free SHS programme to address the poor implementation.
Addressing delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Tamale South constituency, on Tuesday as part of his five-day tour of the Northern Region, Mr. Mahama said “Maybe they don’t dream that is why Ghanaians are not seeing any progress now.”
“I travelled around the world and saw decent airports but when you come to Kotoka
[International] Airport Terminal Two, it was so disappointing. And so it takes a dreamer to dream about projects like Terminal Three and I dreamt it and I said Ghana can have an airport like that,” Mr. Mahama said.
The former President urged Nana Akufo-Addo to dream big for the progress of the country.
Touching on the NDC’s achievements in government, Mr. Mahama entreated members and supporters of the party to be proud of its record in government.
He particularly mentioned the NDC’s record investment in healthcare, education, expanding access to potable water and road infrastructure across the country.
Former President Mahama was concerned about the NPP government’s failure to complete development projects started during his administration, emphasising that it denies the people the intended benefits of those projects.
Mr. Mahama wondered why a government that called itself competent should take almost two years to audit simple projects. He was optimistic that the NDC will win the 2020 elections to enable it continue its work and reduce the high cost of living as well as provide jobs for the people.