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Seasoned journalist known for keeping records of official documents, Kwaku Baako has rebuke the flagbearer of the National Democratic Party for accusing the current government for embarking on ‘Sakawa’ sod cutting of projects in the country.
The NDC flagbearer, John Mahama speaking at a town hall meeting in Kumasi said that the New Patriotic Party is cutting sods across the country just to woo Ghanaians to vote for them in the upcoming December elections.
But speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo, Kweku Baako said unlike President Nana Akufo-Addo who did due diligence before cutting sods, the former president was only cutting sods for elections only and nothing else.
”My checks indicate that that particular sod cutting was needless. It had no real foundation because it’s true Parliamentary approval for that particular loan facility had been effected but there were conditions precedent which were laid out that without that the agreements will not come into force. Some were value for money audit and others were that he should sign the loan agreement before they can proceed with the construction. At the time he cut the sod, the financing agreements had not been signed. Indeed, these things were done in 2018.
”My own checks and documentations I have accessed, point to the fact that the first sod cutting was for purely electoral purposes. Oh yes! It was completely baseless. There was no basis for it; no foundation for it but they did cut the sod on 5th December 2016…It was totally unnecessary but it was done for as I said electoral purposes”, he explained.
Source: Ghana Waves