Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is of the view that former President John Dramani Mahama cannot be trusted with the country’s resources.
According to him, Mahama has a track record of giving the country’s bauxite to his brother and therefore such a person cannot be given Ghana’s resources to manage.
The Minister made this known when he spoke at the New Patriotic Party’s Virtual Rally Sunday monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
He said but for the ingenuity of the Akufo-Addo led administration, 70%of Ghana Bauxite would have been given out to John Mahama’s brother and the people of Ghana will not have benefited from it.
He said, “In December 2016 when the elections were done and we were preparing for a transition, the administration of the day led by Mr. John Dramani Mahama was working hard to transfer almost 70% of Ghana’s bauxite deposit to a company known as Exton Cubic closely related to Mr. Mahama’s brother”.
The Ofoase-Ayeribi Lawmaker indicated that unlike John Dramani Mahama, Akufo-Addo since coming to power has ensured an equitable distribution of the country’s resources to ensure that all sundry benefits from the National cake.
“From 2017, when the Nana Addo administration assumed the reins of power, that bauxite was returned to Ghana and it is today being used to build roads and other infrastructure for the young people of this country to benefit. In whose hands can you trust that the natural resources of this country will be best used for young people? God has blessed us with Gold, Oil etc. but it took Nana Addo to say that the Oil revenue should be used to pay the school fees of Ghanaian children”.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020