The Spokesperson for the Bawumia Campaign Team, Dennis Miracles Aboagye, has stated that the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) was never built by former President John Dramani Mahama.

Mr. Aboagye pointed out that the edifice was rather built by late President John Evans Atta Mills and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

He made this statement when he addressed the public at the Next Chapter series of the Bawumia campaign team on Sunday.

No handHe insisted that Mr Mahama  “had no hand in the construction of the University of Ghana Medical Centre.”

“The two presidents(former President Mills and President Akufo-Addo) rather constructed the edifice. Former President Mills built phase one of the University of Ghana Medical Centre, which he couldn’t complete. Former President Mahama came to continue, and he didn’t finish it. President Akufo-Addo came to complete phase one and commissioned it,” he observed.

He explained that President Akufo-Addo went to Parliament for approval of the loan to construct phase two of the University of Ghana Medical Centre. According to him, the loan facility for phase two forms part of the loans President Akufo-Addo is always accused by the NDC of accumulating.

He indicated that phase two of the Medical Centre was started from scratch by the Akufo-Addo administration, and completed by the same administration.

“Let me put on record tonight that it is never true that Mahama built UGMC. President Mahama, His Excellency the former president, had no hand in the construction of the University of Ghana Medical Centre,” he stated.

According to him, “President Mills completed 70% of phase one, whereas Akufo-Addo came to complete it”.

He wondered why the NDC would want to claim credit for the construction of Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport, an existing airport, but wouldn’t want the NPP to do the same for phase two of UGMC.

“The NDC built Terminal 3, which is beautiful. They built it on the existing Kotoka International Airport, and that’s fine. But when we tell them we built phase two of UGMC, they say it is not a standalone facility, so we cannot take credit for it. What sort of logic is this?” he asked.