The members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have poured out their anger on Editor In Chief of the Crusading Guide Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako for making false claims against Mahama.
According to the NDC, Ghanaians should rubbish the claim by Kwaku Baako that the Former President cut sod of some projects when funding had not been a source for them.
Mr. Baako has said that Mr. Mahama cut sod for the construction of Phase Two of the Kumasi International Airport in 2016 but according to him, the sod cutting was needless.
But responding to these comments in a statement signed by its National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyanfi, the NDC said “the claims attributed to Mr. Baako in the said publications are false and wish to set the records straight as follows: Mr. Baako’s claim that President Mahama cut the sod for the Tema Motorway Interchange project when no budgetary allocation or funding was available for same is a palpable falsehood.
“The facts show, that even though the preparatory works and funding for the said project (a US$55 million grant from the Japanese government through JICA) was secured by the erstwhile NDC/Mahama government, H.E John Dramani Mahama never cut the sod for the commencement of the project when he was President of the Republic of Ghana between the period of 2013 to January 7, 2017.
“Rather, it was the construction of two (2) 105-meter span flyovers from the Flower Pot Junction to link the Tema Motorway (BOG-funded) and another to link the East Legon/Shiashi stretch projects (GOG-funded), that President John Dramani Mahama cut the sod for, on 2nd November 2016.
“As a matter of fact, the sod-cutting ceremony for these two (2) projects which are separate and distinct from the JICA funded Tema Interchange project, was done on the same day that President Mahama inaugurated the 4.7-kilometer road which runs from the Congo Junction at Burma Camp, through the Airport Hills Overpass to the Flower Pot Junction on the Spintex Road.”