The Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu Constituency Honourable Ras Mubarak has debunked the allegations made by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana on how government contracts for the construction of the hospitals, roads and schools were inflated under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.
He disclosed this in an interview with Kofi Asamoah Aning on Pink FM’s ‘Omanbapa kasa’ show.
According to Ras Mubarak, Dr Bawumia is no more a Running mate neither is he a serial caller. He is the Sitting Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. He should be able to speak the truth and favour his party.
‘Some of the things he says make me wonder if he is being sincere’ the Honourable Stated. People who have stayed in abroad know how the system works. The citizenry pay for every project made by the government through their taxes. Ras Mubarak added.
The Honourable Member reiterated that, instead of the ruling government National Patriotic Party (NPP) educating the public on the importance of paying their taxes, they are playing politics with it.
What is the impact of tax reduction? He asked, when the the prizes of commodities are still rising.
There are some examples of roads projects that the government has not been able to complete because there is no money, moreover our credit rating is not the best, Mr Mubarak added.
Ras Mubarak furthered on that if the government is going to get loans for every project, it is our children that old suffer in twenty years to come. According to him, some of the loan repayment has been scheduled for fifteen, twenty and thirty years.
Vice President of the Republic of Ghana who also is the Chairman for the Economic Management Team (EMT) Dr Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at the Value for Money’ Conference in Accra disclosed that at a meeting of the EMT, it emerged that Ghana constructs 60-80 bed district hospitals for $25 million.
The Vice President wondered how the African Development Bank could construct a 150 bed hospital in Accra for about GHC 5.76 million or $1 million without equipment, because to him, ‘ even when they decide to equip the said hospital for some $ 1 million, the total cost cannot get to more than $ 3 million.’
According to Dr Bawumia, ‘for every one hospital that Ghana is currently constructing, we could have built and equipped six hospitals’
Source: Michael Nabary/ Minnette Akuamoah/pinkfmonlinegh.com