Show what you used the ¢50bn loan for – Mahama to Akufo-Addo

File: Mr. Mahama in a handshake with President Akufo-Addo[/caption] Former President John Dramani who is seeking a comeback has challenged the government to show what it has done with the 50 billion cedis it has borrowed since taking over power in January 2017. While in opposition, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) criticised the government the National Democratic Congress for borrowing 40 billion cedis over an eight-year period, claiming it was wrong. “They should tell Ghanaians what they used the GHC50 billion they have so far borrowed for. Is it for road, hospital, or school? Clearly there is nothing to show”, he told NDC delegates at Techiman South constituency in Techiman as part of his tour of constituencies in the Brong Ahafo Region. Mr Mahama explained that the money borrowed by his administration was used for massive infrastructure development projects throughout the country. He said there are visible signs all over the country of roads, hospitals, schools and rural electrification projects, among many others, which were undertaken by the NDC Administration. However, he said same cannot be said of the Akufo-Addo government, indicating that it is important that the government accounts to Ghanaians for what it has also used the 50 billion cedis for. Mr Mahama wondered what could have prompted the NPP government to borrow a staggering 50 billion cedis in less than two years in power, even though there is nothing to show for it. While pointing out that the government’s policies have brought untold hardship on Ghanaians, Mr Mahama promised to work hard to reduce the high cost of living in the country as well as provide jobs, when elected in the 2020 elections. Touching on concerns that he is addressing national issues instead of concentrating on internal NDC issues, ahead of the flagbearership race, former President Mahama said NDC delegates are also Ghanaians who deserve to know what is happening in the country.

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