Mahama slams Akufo-Addo over road contracts


Former President, John Mahama has taken a swipe at President Nana Akufo-Addo for falsifying facts and figures on road contracts awarded by his government before he left office.

Speaking in an interview with Accra based Citi Fm the former president said the current government abrogated all such contracts and re-awarded them at exorbitant prices; hence he cannot fathom why the President will attack him over road projects.

President Akufo-Addo has demanded the for the locations for the major road infrastructure the NDC claimed to have excited during their tenure.

But reacting to the comments by the president Mr. Mahama said; “the President lied. I never said I had done all the roads in the country as has been reported to have said.”

“Every government comes and adds some. Everybody can feel that I was doing their roads for them. The list of the roads we were working on is there. It was this government that came and suspended all the contracts and stopped the contractors from working and two years now, they have not paid them for the work they did and so the roads have stopped.”

“Look at the Jaskian road that the President went to visit, we awarded it on contract. It was Nana Addo who came in 2017 and asked the contactor to stop work. That eastern corridor road was supposed to be completed in 2018. He came in and stopped all those works on the Eastern Corridor. The cost is even higher now than the award we gave. So he has re-awarded it at a cost higher than the contract sum. Now, he has seen the harm that has been caused in re-awarding it. There are a lot of inconsistencies in what the President is doing”.

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