Any IDIOT can use taxes to FUND FREE SHS – Manasseh ‘bites’ Akufo-Addo
Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni insists his statement that any idiot could use state resources to build infrastructure and boast about it as contained in an article in November 2016 still stands.
Under the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration led by President Nana Addo Dankwa AkufoA-Addo, he maintains that any idiot can use taxes money to pay school fees for Senior High School (SHS) students as was the case under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration with infrastructure.
“In November 2016, I wrote an article in which I said any idiot could use our money to build infrastructure and boast about that. I did not see what Mahama had done as exceptional. In the same way, any idiot can use our money to pay school fees for SHS students”, he stated wrote in a post on his Facebook page.
His upbeat is about government’s feet dragging in taking action in series of corruption scandals that rocked the country with the promise by the then opposition party it was going to deal with the matter head-on but two and half years into office nothing seems to be happening.
He cited the infamous GYEEDA scandal and steps former President John Dramani Mahama took at the time when investigations uncovered underhand dealings.
Read the full text of his write-up below;
EVEN AKUFO-ADDO’S WIFE WILL CHOOSE JOHN MAHAMA OVER HER HUSBAND ON THIS!
Some NPP activists say my comments on the Akufo-Addo government are baseless. They are not! In November 2016, I wrote an article in which I said any idiot could use our money to build infrastructure and boast about that. I did not see what Mahama had done as exceptional. In the same way, any idiot can use our money to pay school fees for SHS students. One does not need to be a genius to do that. The opportunity cost of John Mahama’s infrastructure could have been the payment of fees. It’s just a matter of priority. My argument was, and still is, that there’s more to leadership than using the tax payer’s money to do things and boast. The main problem with our country and continent is wastage resulting from greed and corruption. And that’s why I was hopeful that an “incorruptible” and “no-nonsense” Akufo-Addo was the Messiah Ghanaians needed in the post-Mahama era to restore hope and decency into our national life. That’s why after two and a half years into Akufo-Addo’s presidency, I hold the view that we bought nicely packaged key soap at Circle, thinking it was a smartphone.
There’s a lot to say, but let me give you just one simple example, which I think after reading, you will be left with no doubt that even Nana Akufo-Addo’s wife would choose Mr. John Mahama over her husband in how the two have dealt with the same scandal.
In 2013 I investigated the GYEEDA Corruption Scandal. The government and the private sector were stealing our money through fraudulent contracts. For four years, the NPP used my GYEEDA investigation as a basis to call John Mahama corrupt. John Mahama took some actions, but they were not enough. In March 2016, when Nana Akufo-Addo presented his version of the state of the nation address, this was what he said of Mahama’s action on GYEEDA and other scandals: “It is clear from the actions taken on cases like judgment debts, the World Cup saga, GYEEDA, SADA, the DVLA saga, the Metro Mass branding, etc. that the fight against corruption is a sham. I say again, the so-called fight against corruption is a sham.”
Here is what John Mahama did on the GYEEDA Scandal: