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General News of Sunday, 3 February 2019


Show me what NPP did with 50 billion cedis they borrowed – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has jabbed the Akufo-Addo led government for doing very little with the record high amount of money borrowed since taking over the reins from him.

Defending and accounting for what he used the over 40 billion Ghana cedis his government borrowed while in power, Mr. Mahama noted that the services rendered are scattered across the country in infrastructure among other things for all to see.

He decried that unlike the NPP government who had borrowed over 50 billion in just half of their first term having little to show for it, his government managed to build several schools, hospitals, CHPS compounds, constructed boreholes, extended electricity among several other things in the various constituencies across the country.

“ my time they said I had borrowed more than 40 billion. But if you go round the country you will see what I used the 40 billion for in every constituency. We built schools, we extended electricity, we provided water, we did roads, we built CHPS compounds, we built hospitals, health centres, dining halls, domestic blocks everywhere all over the country. And yet today, just 2 years, 50 billion. Can anyone show what the government has done with the 50 billion,” he quizzed amidst cheers from North Tongu constituents.

The NDC flagbearer aspirant was in the North Tongu constituency with Member of Parliament of the area, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa to finalise his campaign tour after suspending it to come to the capital to visit victims of the shooting at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency by-election.

John Mahama reiterated his disappointment in the NPP’s governance and explained that Ghanaians have begun seeing the importance of his tenure as a result of the poor showing of the incumbent.

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