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NPP must teach Akufo-Addo basic mathematics – Adongo

The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Isaac Adongo, has urged the members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to take their time and teach the president basic mathematics.

Contributing to the debate on the State of the Nation Address delivered by President Nana Akufo-Addo last Thursday, Mr Adongo indicated that the President is now suffering from Dr Bawumia’s empty analysis.

“If your ministers inflate contracts and 44 per cent of these contracts are rejected from being pushed through sole sourcing, how can you just put the proposed contract sums together and say you have saved the state those monies?” the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP asked.

According to the legislator, who is also a member of the Finance Committee in Parliament, it is only when you contract those projects through competitive tendering at a lower contract price can you describe the difference as savings.

“Even then, how can you save the state money when it is your own ministers and government who inflated the contract sums to defraud the state?” he questioned the Majority in the House.

Mr Adongo said instead of claiming savings from rather “fraudulent” conduct, the President should have been reporting the names of those ministers who submitted the inflated contracts for sole sourcing and which BNI cells are holding them in wait for Martin Amidu.

He further called on the President to reshuffle the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to save this country from incompetence and mediocrity.

By Owoahene Omari Acheacmpong|3news.com|Ghana

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