'NDC members are only united when it comes to corruption' - Sammy Awuku

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2017-09-13 02:13:10
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And why must former President Mahama think that every single Ghanaian was oblivious to the happenings in the country when he was in power?

Let us be honest, there is nothing patriotic about former President Mahama and his NDC apparatchiks conduct when a staggering GH51.2 million of Ghana’s money was doled out to Woyome for no work done.

How can you exonerate yourself from blame when the country’s scarce resources were capriciously and wilfully wasted under your watch?

Where is the patriotism when you allegedly gave two four wheel drive cars and a luxury bungalow (estimated to cost a staggering $470,000) to Madam Akua Donkor of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) for no work done, whilst other Ghanaians struggled to feed their families?

In fact, no one can convince me that the conspiratorial plotters who were involved in the scandals I have gloomily delineated below are true patriots than anyone else in Ghana:

• A supposedly patriot received a furtive gift of Ford Expedition Vehicle from a Burkinabe contractor without disclosure

• The dubious Embraer 190 aircrafts deal which prompted former President Mills to set up a Committee to investigate the then Vice President Mahama.

• The $200 million bill we incurred on the unsuccessful STS housing deal which was spearheaded by the then Vice President John Dramani Mahama.

• The bizarre GH800 million judgement debt payments over the last eight years.

• The inexplicable $30 million judgement debt payment to Waterville which the Supreme Court of Ghana ruled as unconstitutional and ordered the NDC government to retrieve, but to no avail.

• The wrongful $25 million judgement debt payment to ISOFOTON, which the NDC government has failed to retrieve despite the Supreme Court’s order.

• The scandal (create, loot and share) at the National Service Secretariat which cost Ghana millions of Ghana Cedis.

• The SADA scandal which deprived the people of the Northern Region millions of Cedis meant for development.

• The SUBA scandal which cost Ghana millions of Cedis meant for the improvement of the economy.

• The GYEEDA corruption scandal which deprived the youth of Ghana millions of Cedis meant for the creation of jobs.

• The amount of $250 million from the Euro bond which was meant for infrastructural development but lodged surreptitiously in an unauthorised bank account.

• The inflated costs of infrastructural projects (the former Minister for Local Government, Collins Dauda raised concerns).

• The infamous bus branding which cost Ghana millions of cedis meant for development.

If there was any sense of patriotism amongst former President Mahama and his appointees, how could they connive and surreptitiously import about 43 vehicles at a staggering cost of $9 million at the blind side of the incoming NPP administration?

If those cabals are not unpatriotic and insensitive to the plight of the impoverished Ghanaians, how come they conspired and paid dubious judgement debts to a tune of GH800 million to the detriment of the poor Ghanaians?

If they are morally upright and patriotic, how come they created loot and shared all the monies belonging to GYEEDA and SADA, which were meant to transform the lives of the needy in society?

Where is the patriotism when they squandered funds meant to transform the lives of the penniless in society through cloudy deals such as the Brazil World Cup, the infamous bus branding, SUBA among others?

You are indeed on point Ex-President Mahama; the word patriotism is not part and parcel of many Ghanaians day-to-day living activities. Disappointingly, though, some people rather prefer to preach patriotism and practise vice.

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Steve on Sep 13, 2017 02:13