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Mahama Dares Nana Addo


Former President John Mahama has said none of the Ministers and political appointees that served under him dabbled in any form of corrupt act and dared the Nana Akufo-Addo led government to produce a single shred of evidence that can lead to the prosecution of any former Minister or government appointee.

Mr. Mahama said he was fed up with the constant trial of his appointees in the media, notably newspapers, by the leading persons in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

“The trial of the past National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in the media must stop because it is negatively affecting the image and credibility of the sitting government.

“You are in charge of political power now, and instead of investigating and making arrests, you just go about peddling falsehood, which is not the best”, John Mahama said while addressing participants of the NDC Unity Walk in Kumasi on Saturday.

He was emphatic that “the trial by the media must stop”.

He stated that his Ministers are constantly labeled as thieves, but surprisingly no arrest has been made so far to justify the wild claim by government officials.

Mr. Mahama said in the midst of the NPP’s constant accusations, Ghanaians were facing severe economic problems due to bad governance by the NPP.

He noted that instead of the NPP government concentrating to bring some relief to Ghanaians, the government is rather dabbling in unnecessary accusations.

Mr. Mahama stated that the NPPs recent claim that a supposed amount if GHC150 billion is missing at  the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) is a fallacy, intended to dent the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) hard won image.

Again, he said the GHC 90 million sanitation cash, said to be missing by government, is also total false to throw dust into the eyes of the public.

Mr. Mahama said he was challenging President Akufo-Addo to quickly order for a probe into the circumstances that led to the missing of the Gh 150 billion TOR cash.

He added Local Government Ministry could not produce guidelines for the Finance Ministry to release the Gh 90 million sanitation money, “so that money is not missing”.

By: Akwasi Boakye/thePublisher

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