Mahama touts achievements at Accounting to People Forum

President John Mahama is addressing the media in what has been christened the Accounting to the People Forum.

Flanked by ministers of state and other key government functionaries, the president is outlining key development projects his government has achieved so far with barely a year to go for the 2016 elections.

The president has so far touched on health, education, sports, housing, water and road infrastructure and underlined some achievements chalked within those sectors.

The achievements when mentioned by the president is followed by thunderous applause from the crowd, some of whom are non journalists.

Education
President Mahama says his promise for 200 Community SHS is still in course with the some 123 of the schools awarded on contract and will be completed soon. He says some 10,400 scholarships have been awarded to some community students in order to make education available to all.

The president also mentions the refitting of 200 science resource centres across the country to improve scientific education in the Ghana.

He says the policy to have Polytechnics transformed into technical universities is underway. After an assessment, he says five of the Polytechnics are qualified to be converted into technical universities.

Health
The president says there is visible improvement in health delivery because of the intervention government has put in place.

He mentions the ‘Onuado’ project to wit loving your neighbour which will bring health facilities closer to people who cannot get access to them.

He says the Pediatric theatre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has been completed. He also mentions the Ridge Hospital, the Legon Hospital, all of which he says are at different stages of completion.


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