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NPP accuses president Mahama of failing to account to Ghanaians on corruption


The Northern Regional Executives of the Opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have chastised the President, John Dramani Mahama for what they called his failure to account to the people of Ghana on corruption and misappropriation of tax payers’ money.

The regional NPP shoguns said the president as part of his “accounting to people” tour should have told Ghanaians how his government used the tax payers on what they described as the over-priced projects he commissioned and inaugurated.

At a news conference today, the NPP zeroed in on a report by the Auditor General which revealed that president Mahama’s government could not account for six billion Ghana cedis in just 18 months.

This is money that could have provided irrigation for Northern Ghana to guarantee good harvest all-year-round, the NPP pointed out.

Led by its regional communication director, Mr Mohammed Abdul Kudus, the party said the money, if used properly, could have also fixed all roads in the SADA areas, provide potable drinking water, fertilizer for farmers and the supply of basic consumables needed for the teaching Hospital.

Mr. Kudus, flanked by the NPP regional chairman, Mr. Daniel Bugre Naabu and the regional secretary, Mr. Sule Salifu, claimed apart from the six billion Ghana cedis, 30 billion cedis worth of loans were also contracted by the NDC government.

The NPP claimed the president has refused to take action and discuss it. The NPP executives also descended heavily on the president’s last leg of the “accounting to people” tour, describing it as a disaster.

The party described the tour as a lone-walking one, claiming the people of the north refused to come out in their numbers to welcome the president.

Usual peddling of falsehoods-NDC responds

The ruling NDC was quick to dismiss the claims, saying that the main opposition party is up to its old tricks. When Zaa News contacted the director of elections at NDC, Mr Tanko Abdul Rashid, he described the charges as the usual peddling of falsehoods by the NPP to deceive Ghanaians and have them believe their lies.

He described the president tour in the region as massive and said there was clear evidence to show party supporters and sympathizers welcomed the president Mahama to his home region and urged the NPP to rather focus on campaigning on what they can do for Ghanaians rather than engaging in warmongering, deceit and unwarranted and unsubstantiated allegations.

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