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Someone must be punished for the 419 Digital Address System - Mahama

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has described the recently launched Digital Address System as 419.

The former president made the remarks at a peace walk organized at Cape Coast said the system is fraudulent, and that someone must be punished for misusing state funds to procure the system.

“How can you launch a Google GPS system that is freely available on our mobile phone and say it is a national addressing system.

It is such a pity. Why will you embarrass the president so much? You go and take a whole president to bring him to come and launch a system that is 419,” John Mahama said.

Mr. Mahama said he decided not to comment on any issue elating to governance after he lost power to the NPP but “it looks like NPP is whittling away its honeymoon period with the mistakes that it is doing.”

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“When we talk about accountability, this is where the president should show that he is serious about corruption. Somebody must account for 15 million giving away free of charge.

When I was in office, there was a bus branding incident, GH¢3.6m, a minister of state resigned because of GH¢3.6m,” John Mahama said.



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