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POLITICS: Mahama Questions Government On Cocoa Roads


Former President John Mahama has given an insight into what his administration sought to achieve under its cocoa road rehabilitation program.


John Mahama explained that upon assumption of office, his administration observed that cocoa-growing communities had some of the poorest roads in the country.


The flagbearer of the NDC party further explained that his government agreed with COCOBOD to commit $150 million of cocoa proceeds annually to construct roads leading to cocoa communities.


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According to the Former President, such roads include; Feeder and urban highway roads.


The Former president chided the Akufo-Addo-led government for abandoning the cocoa road project and said it will cost the nation huge sums of money in revamping the projects.


The Akufo-Addo administration upon assumption of office in 2017 suspended the projects and initiated an audit due to suspicions of corruption.


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The Former President questioned why the New patriotic party government did not consult implementers and other stakeholders of the initiative who could have given them in-depth information concerning the project to inform the actions.


Speaking in an exclusive interview with an Accra-based radio station, Mr.Mahama said "The incumbent government did not have an understanding of the cocoa roads initiative"


He has therefore demanded that President Akufo-Addo makes public the outcome of the $10m audit initiated into the stalled project.


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Story by: RodneyTsenuokpor

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