The Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea, has advised the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to hold back on its penchant to hype infrastructural projects.

Nana Akomea endorsed the recently inaugurated Circle Interchange –
controversially touted by the NDC as equal in standard to road infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates’ famed city of Dubai – but said the propaganda that was associated with the launch on Monday, November 15, 2016, was appalling.

Speaking on Newsfile on Joy FM/Multi TV Saturday, the NPP spokesperson said the proclivity of the incumbent party to over-hype infrastructural development in an election year takes the shine off the project.

"Circle has always been a traffic bottleneck. If it eases traffic the way we expect, it will be a good addition to the road infrastructure...the problem that comes all the time with the NDC is the propaganda and the exaggeration as if what has been done has not been done before. What is the point of telling us this the highest and longest interchange in West Africa? What is the point in that? he quizzed.

"When they were doing interchanges in Dubai didn't say this is New York," he said, adding it is the propaganda that has fuelled partisan criticisms of infrastructure projects under the NDC.

NDC reserves right tout achievements -- Kwakye Ofosu

Deputy Communications Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, before Akomea made his submissions, had said the importance of the of the Interchange was indubitable.

"Those who seek to downplay it are wasting their time." he said.

He said the commitment of ruling NDC improve infrastructure in the country, as evidenced by the Circle Interchange was "so obvious and glaring that if you seek to downplay it you will exposing what is clearly a partisan motive."

He said what others may call propaganda is merely the ruling party right to cite its performance as basis to be reelected.

The Circle Interchange, which President John Mahama has described as a fitting memorial to Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah, is expected to improve traffic on Accra's major roads to Kaneshie, Achimota, Accra Central, Osu and its adjoining suburbs.

The project cost the state more than 70 million Euros to construct, a figure that has also been criticised as bloated.