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"I'm Shocked"....How Can One Million Dollars Per Constituency Expire? – Mahama   
 
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10-Oct-2018  
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Former President John Dramani has expressed shock over a claim by the Akufo-Addo government that the 2017 allocation of the $1million dollars per constituency per year expired with the budget of December 2017.

Responding to a question posed by the Member of Parliament for Mion, Hon Mohammed Abdul-Aziz, when government would release the Cedi equivalent of one million dollars to every constituency, the Minister for Special Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson, said the money technically expired with the budget in 2017 as the structure needed to implement the programme was not available.

But former President Mahama is wondering how a million dollars per constituency meant for the development as promised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections could expire.

Mr Mahama, who is on a three-day campaign of the Upper East Region, expressed shock when he addressed delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Zuarungu, in the Bolgatanga East constituency in the Upper East Region.

He asked “have you ever seen one million dollars expiring?” adding that “I am aware that rice has expiry date, oil has expiry date and other commodities but one million dollars has no expiry date”.

Mr Mahama pointed out that with two months left for the year to end; time is running out for that allocation to also expire. He said Ghanaians have now seen through the lies and deceit of the NPP, noting that such lies and deceit could shake the faith of Ghanaians in the democratic system.

Mr Mahama also called for unity in the NDC following the elections of new executives at the constituency and regional levels, and promised to work hard to reduce the high cost of living in the country.
 
 
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Name: John P
To be fair to the former president, the moneys could have been put in a suspense account and released when the various development authorities were set up because the constituencies need the money for development.
 
Name: BIG BOYE
Truly this SUPER-GENERAL INCOMPETENT Ford Mahama don't read as our learned Vice has been saying all along, hasn't he been a president before, who should know the procedures, common sense must applied by Ford Mahama trade made SUPER-GENERAL INCOMPETENT.
 
Name: Prophet
Mahama pe ne ho asem!
 
Name: kwame
Mark my words, God will curse all of you and your children children will definitely pay back for insulting John Mahama. You see always he is laughing anytime you cause him. No one knows tomorrow, Mark my word.
 
Name: Do Your Best
NEVER AGAIN OOOO incompetent john ford corrupt bus brander
 
Name: JB
Was this guy our former president? What does he not understand that the implementing agencies would have to be put in place before the $1m per constituency could be disbursed? I understand they have just been commissioned and have just started work. So was he expecting that we kept the $275m in a an account for 2017 and then add on another $275m in the current year? He should know that we have limited resources and also need to make sure that the money is well spent. SO if it will take us two years to put that in place, so be it. Afterall the money was promised from the same developmental budget. What the NPP said was that they will take $275m from that budget every year and use in every constituency. Sometime this former President makes me have doubts about his competence. I can't think far.
 
Name: exhibit
OH jdm, what is wrong with you? So now cheap politics is your modum operandi?
 
Name: REASON MAHAMA
WHAT HAPPEN TO ONE TERM PREMIUM, STX, GYEEDA , NKOMFEM,ECT. WOABODAM. YOU ARE BECOMING SILLY BY THE DAY.
 
Name: Kwame Bonney
This former President is a joker. Did you ever provide any one million dollar to any constituency in your term? Be advised that if you are going to campaign on the so-called failed promises of the NPP then you are to fail massively this time too. Tell the electorates what you are going to do when given the power. Remember Spio Garbrah is saying that you had no message in 2016 apart from ONAAPO and EDEY BEE K3K3and I tend to agree with him. You were then only discrediting Nana Addo's promises but hey he won. Tell us what you want to do, give us the alternative solutions and stop attacking their promises because after all you did nothing of the sort in your term. Free advice Mr JDM
 
Name: vovoli
LIES, DECEIT, TRICKS, PROMISES, . . . THESE ARE THE PILLARS OF THE DEMONS CRACY OR DEMOCRACY. AFTER OUR CONFIDENCE IS LOST IN DEMOCRACY, MAYBE WE WILL TRY DIVINE CRACY. TRUTH, HONESTY, COMMITMENT, PATRIOTISM, UNITY, LOVE FOR COUNTRY AND GOD AND EACH OTHER. NO MORE CORRUPTION ETC. UNTIL THEN, LEARN TO LIE AND DECEIVE IN ORDER TO SURVIVE.
 



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