Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has chided President Akufo Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for their last minute sod cutting ceremonies ahead of the December polls.
Speaking at a Townhall meeting at Kumasi in the Ashanti region, the former President charged chiefs to enquire from the President if there had been budget allocations for any of the projects he keeps cutting sod for.
“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 are 419, they are sakawa, they are cutting sod because of the elections, it is 419,” he said.