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New Patriotic Party (NPP) communicator, Edmund Kyei has slammed former President John Dramani Mahama for describing the $2.5 million Digital Address project by Nana Addo-led government as '419'.
He described President Mahama’s accusation as an “attempt to score political points ahead of the next elections after their embarrassing defeat in 2016. I thought they had learnt their lessons from propaganda but I can see propaganda is their favorite dish they take every day.”
According to him, the former President must learn the proper usage of the figures which are widely associated with corruption.
“It came as a shock to me when I heard former President Mahama talk about the $2.5 million Ghana Post GPS application being 419. I see 419 as an old description for corruption which I think as old as Mr. Mahama is, he should understand the use of 419,” he noted.
John Mahama described the recently launched Digital Addressing System by the Akufo-Addo government as pitiful and embarrassing.
He does not understand why the President was made "to launch a Google GPS system that is freely available on our mobile phones and say it is a national addressing system."
"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,” Ex-Prez Mahama said.
Mahama’s comments compelled Deputy General Secretary for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho to indicate that the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will be hauled before the Special Prosecutor over the $2.5 million Ghana Post GPS application.
According to him, Dr. Bawumia will be put to test by the Special Prosecutor the NPP government wants to introduce to answer questions involving the fraudulent $2.5 million Ghana Post GPS application which the Vice President claims to be unique, but has turned out to be irrelevant.
But Edmund Kyei in an interview with the media, both the former President and Koku Anyidoho have little knowledge on the claims they are making.
“When the government of the day uses the resources of his country rightfully and invest in projects that seek the welfare of his country, I don't think it should be described as 419,” he said.
“The most shocking part of his [Mahama] speech was saying the addressing system is already free on google, the question we all ask ourselves is since when did browsing on google become free?” he quizzed.
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