The Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)has taken a swipe at the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for “419” and “Sakawa” sod cutting.
Speaking at a Townhall meeting at Kumasi in the Ashanti region today 15th September 2020,the Presidential aspirant urged chiefs to ask the President if there is funds set aside for the projects he cuts sod for in their communities.
“I learnt from a hospital project in Upper East when I was Vice President. Since that project, I told myself I will never cut sod until I have seen a contractor at site. These days you see the president and Vice President cutting sod everywhere without any contractor there.
“Nananom, when they come to cut sod in your area, ask them if the projects they are cutting sod for is in the 2020 budget, ask them if the projects are in any approved loan agreement before parliament if they are not there then those projects are 419, they are sakawa, they are cutting sod because of the elections, it is 419,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo has in recent months cut sod for various projects to start including an interchange sekondi-takoradi.