Election 2020 is tormenting Akufo-Addo to cut sod for 419 projects---Mahama
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Election 2020 is tormenting Akufo-Addo to cut sod for 419 projects—Mahama

Election 2020 is tormenting Akufo-Addo to cut sod for 419 projects—Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s frequent sod-cutting project across the country as sham and done for political expediency.

According to him, the President is cutting sod for projects without budgetory allocation.

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Speaking at a Townhall meeting at Kumasi in the Ashanti region, the former President regretted that the president was trying to impress Ghanaians just three Months to elections with various projects which were not captured in their 2020 budget.

He called on chiefs in the area to enquire  from the President if there were funds set aside to facilitate the projects which he cuts sod for in their communities.

“I learnt from a hospital project in Upper East when I was Vice President. Since that project, I told myself I will never cut sod until I have seen a contractor at site.

These days you see the president and Vice President cutting sod everywhere without any contractor there.

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Nananom, when they come to cut sod in your area, ask them if the projects they are cutting sod for is in the 2020 budget, ask them if the projects are in any approved loan agreement before parliament, if they are not there then those projects are 419, they are sakawa, they are cutting sod because of the elections, it is 419,” he stressed.

The NDC also taunted government for “implementing” the NDC’s manifesto even though the party is in opposition.

“We are not yet in power but the NPP has started working with our manifesto….but we don’t mind, we did the manifesto for the country. However, we are confident that we will come back to power come December 7,” he said.

Also speaking at the event, General Secretary of the party Johnson Asiedu Nketia accused the government of implementing the opposition party’s programs and policies.

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“They have always claimed NDC members are dumb, they always say that. Now the dumb people have put together their small manifesto, but they the learned ones are now implementing our manifesto, why is that?

“But it won’t amount to anything. We gave them four years, you have just a little over three months to finish. What you couldn’t achieve in three years you can’t finish in three months,” he added.

The claim is coming on the back of several accusations by the opposition party against government of implementing their policies which were outdoored last week in their manifesto for the 2020 elections.

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