General News of Wed, 22 Aug 201844
Mahama 'boys' blew government loans on Dubai, UK, USA homes – Ken Agyapong
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has accused members of the erstwhile Mahama government of using government loans to acquire houses abroad when they were in office.
According to him, some of these officials bought houses in South Africa, United Kingdom, Dubai and the United States of America.
His comment comes on the back of the Minority’s objection to an agreement between the Akufo-Addo government and Chinese company, Sinohydro Corporation, for a $2billion facility in exchange for Ghana’s bauxite in the Atewa forest.
The Minority have strongly criticised government over the agreement, which is expected to provide $2 billion worth of infrastructure including roads, bridges, interchanges, hospitals, houses, rural electrification, among others, in exchange for Ghana’s bauxite.
Speaking on NET 2 TV on Wednesday, 22 August 2018, Mr Agyapong said unlike the NDC, officials of the NPP government will not use the $2 billion for their personal benefit.
The lawmaker said: “What about all the monies they [NDC] took? Because they did not use it well, they think President Akufo-Addo and NPP will do same. It’s a disgrace for politicians to even go and make such frivolous statements, it will not help them… The previous loans they took, they shared it amongst themselves, bought houses in Dubai and South Africa, UK and USA, so, they think NPP is going to do the same.”