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‘NDC gov’t spent over $450 million on non-existent cocoa roads but Akufo-Addo is fixing them’


General News of Monday, 27 January 2020

Source: Daniel Kaku, Contributor


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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman of Bono Region, Kwame Baffoe popularly known as Abronye DC has said although the John Mahama-led administration spent over $450 million on non-existent cocoa roads in the country, the Akufo-Addo-led government is bent on fixing them.

He claimed that former state officials under President John Mahama, who introduced the cocoa roads project, used it (project) to steal from the public purse.

Chairman Abronye was speaking at a commissioning of a 6-unit classroom block at Akwasua in the Sunyani West Municipality which was engineered by the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah.

Reacting on the construction of rural roads, he said government upon detecting fraudulent contracts awarded under strange circumstances had to suspend road construction under cocoa projects in order to procure value for money especially money coming from the sweat of modest cocoa farmers.

He said COCOBOD had to announce the suspension of the cocoa road projects after an interim audit had revealed a lot of discrepancies in the actual amounts of money spent on the entire projects but recently roads constructions in the country have seen a tremendous increase.

According to him, President Akufo-Addo stands for truth, accountability, transparency and above all value for money and therefore Ghanaians should renew the trust imposed in him coming 2020 elections.

The controversial Chairman emphasized that government was working assiduously to fix the bad roads in the country but may need an ample time hence a major reason he deserves another term in office.

According to him, President Akufo-Addo has awarded most of the deplorable roads for construction which the results will soon manifest itself not in the “green book” but will be a living testimony for all to see.

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