Bawumia: I’ve stopped giving timelines on projects

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Vice President, Dr Mahammudu Bawumia has assured of not giving timelines for the implementation of government policies and flagship projects.

“My wife says I should stop giving timelines,” he stressed.

Dr Bawumia dropped the hint at the 2018 Quran commentary ceremony in Tamale where he was in attendance as the guest speaker.

Second Lady, Samira Bawumia has advised her husband to desist from giving timelines for the implementation of government projects and policies.

This follows the delays by various contractors awarded government flagship projects to deliver them on schedule.

Despite his wife’s advice, Dr Bawumia gave another timeline about government dams.

According to him, “such persons especially those who are constructing the dams risk losing the jobs by March next year if they fail to live up to expectation.

“I am giving you a friendly warning, am telling you if, by March next year, you haven’t constructed the dams, the contract will be taken away from you, and given to those who can do them.

“We should try and make sure by March those dams are completed, if any of the contractors are unable to complete it, we will rearward those contracts,” Dr Bawumia warned.

He touted the three regions of the north as the food basket of the country indicating that policies of government including the ‘one-village-one-dam’ are to ensure there is sustained food production all year round.

“It  will stop the annual migration of persons from the north to the south in search of greener pastures, 10 dams have been earmarked for every constituency, and has since been awarded to contractors who must live up to expectation.

“I’m hopeful that other projects including the Northern Development Authority will take off soon to disburse the one million dollars to each constituency in the wake of other pro-poor interventions. –





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