Former Minister for Works and Housing under the erstwhile John Mahama administration, Sampson Ahi is furious with a challenge thrown by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to his former boss, John Dramani Mahama.
The first gentleman of the land during his tour in the Western Region challenged Mr Mahama to name a single policy his erstwhile government introduced to boost the production of cocoa in the country.
President Nana Addo noted that the government of President Kufuor moved cocoa production from some 350,000 metric tonnes at the end of the year 2000 to 750,000 tonnes at the end of 2008, and had projected Ghana to hit the million metric tonnes by 2010, a feat which was realized under the late President Mills.
“President Mahama came to meet a production level of 1 million tonnes, and yet, by the end of his tenure, it had dropped to barely 700,000 tonnes. Today, under my Government, it has risen to 900,000 tonnes, and yet you (Mahama) are going around, offering fake solidarity to the cocoa farmers, shedding crocodile tears in front of cocoa farmers, that you have done something to improve the lot of cocoa farmers. These are crocodile tears,” the President said.
But Sampson Ahi in an interview said “I don’t think the President is making any sense. He talks as if he is still in campaign mood. Is he in his campaign mood?”