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Akufo-Addo’s ‘economics’ funnels money into his family’s pockets – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has mounted fresh allegations on President Akufo-Addo.

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress has alleged that the President is practising nepotism while neglecting the interests of the ordinary Ghanaian.

“Akufo-Addo’s ‘economics’ funnels money into his family’s pockets at the expense of Ghanaians,” he said.

Mr Mahama, in an interview with 3 hosts from the Multimedia Group, accused the President of creating investment opportunities for his family only.

“We have a Finance Minister who is a cousin to the President, whose interest is raising bonds and his own bank is the broker for these bonds. There is a conflict of interest.

“There’s a desire to borrow more because the more he borrows, the more his bank makes money and the more he makes money too,” he said.

During the interview, he dared the Akufo-Addo-led administration to provide an account of monies borrowed under the NPP’s administration.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has, however, countered the former President’s comments.

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In response to Mr Mahama, Dr Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo-led administration can boast of massive infrastructural development in the country during their tenure, unlike the Mahama administration that engaged in rearing guinea fowls which flew to Burkina Faso and never returned.

In the road sector, Dr. Bawumia noted that the Akufo-Addo government has undertaken 751 km of asphaltic overlay since 2017, which he said is the largest in the country’s history.

The Vice President further said about 46 cocoa roads have been completed since 2017, and also listed in detail some 51 major road projects the government has undertaken since 2017.

In addition, Dr. Bawumia named five interchanges that are being constructed, as well as a total of 79 steel, and concrete footbridges out of which 49 have been completed.