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General News of Monday, 6 November 2017

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Akufo-Addo used less than a year to do what Mahama couldn’t do in 8 years - George Andah

Deputy Communications Minister, Neenyi George Andah has criticised the former President for rubbishing a government initiative to formalise the economy by rolling out the digital address system.

Mr. John Dramani Mahama over the weekend described as fraudulent, the government decision to pay $2.5 million to procure a digital address system which is available of Google map free of charge.

The former President therefore charged the President to “show that he is serious about corruption” by holding someone accountable for the launch of the $2.5 million digital addressing system which he describes as fraudulent.

“When we talk about accountability, this is where the president should show that he is serious about corruption. Somebody must account for 15 million giving away free of charge. When I was in office, there was a bus branding incident, GH¢3.6m, a minister of state resigned because of GH¢3.6m,” John Mahama said while party members in Cape Coast in the Central Regional capital, after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) held its third Unity Walk, Sunday.

But responding to the former president on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM Monday, the Deputy Minister described as unfortunate, for ex-President John Mahama who once served as Deputy Communications Minister to make such uninformed comments about the digital address system.

According to Mr. Andah, the former President is probably jealous of the fast pace at which the Nana Akufo-Addo administration is moving after being in office in under a year.

“If this solution in their estimation could have been procured free of charge then it doesn’t make sense that after 8 years of being in the position they were not able to put out any digital property addressing system; they were not able to put a national ID card system,” he said.

Mr. Andah told Kojo Yankson, host of the Show that: “All the things that His Excellency the President and the Vice President are rolling out are things that the previous administration were not able to do.”

“It’s probably out of pain that this current administration is making the rolling out of these services at a fast speed that is making things look like a child’s play,” remarked the Awutu Senya West Parliamentarian remarked.