Wednesday, May 22, 2024

“Stop wasting tax payers money”. Mahama to Akuffo Addo

Former President  of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has criticised President Akuffo Addo for refusing to continue some major project he left behind during his tenure in office.

According to him on a “Thank You Tour” in Bolgatanga on Tuesday,  he mentioned the abandonment of some road projects and uncompleted Community Day Senior High Schools across the country as examples to back his argument when addressing the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs of the town. According to him, the current government is wasting tax payers’ money.

“One of the roads we were working on was to connect the Upper East Region to the Upper West Region through [the] Tumu – Heng road and we had a contractor busily working on it. Today a lot of that has stalled,” he said.

“We worked on the Upper East Regional Hospital Phase 1; we finished most of the structures [and] it was left with just bringing in the equipment to make it functional and then start with the Phase 2 [but] that project has stalled,” he added.

He however appealed to the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs to urge President Akufo-Addo to finish with the uncompleted works he left behind for the betterment of the country.

“I will urge that you continue to ask this President that the E-Blocks that are standing are a disgrace to our national reputation because it is not my Education Minister, Naana Opoku-Agyemang who was my running mate in the 2020 elections, who financed them [the blocks] out of her pocket and it was not me who financed them out of my pocket.

“It was the tax payer’s money that was used to finance those blocks. Some are near completion, others are at various stages and they have just been abandoned and today we don’t have enough capacity in secondary schools,” he said.

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