President Mahama Casely-Hayford describes 'accounting to the people tour' shallow

President Mahama has also come under fire from the Progressive Party and the New Patriotic Party. They have accused the president of "abuse of incumbency."

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Financial analyst Sydney Casely-Hayford has described president John Mahama's "Accounting to the people' tour as "shallow accounting."

Speaking on Citi Fm's current analysis programme, 'The Big Issues' on Saturday, Casely-Hayford acknowledged the need for the president to account to the people, arguing that the money the president is using to undertake projects is the tax payers'.

According to him, accounting to the people in it true sense is also about disclosing to the people where the money is coming from, "how long it is going to take to pay back so they know exactly how much burden you have put on their purse going forward."

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"You cannot do this shallow accounting and just tell people we have done roads for you,” he said.

President Mahama has also come under fire from the Progressive Party and the New Patriotic Party. They have accused the president of "abuse of incumbency."

But general secretary of National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, defended the president, arguing that the president can not hire taxi for his tour as long as he remains the president.

Speaking on TV3's  news analyses programme “Agenda,” Nketia added that what must be avoided is when a ruling party takes over the media space at the expense of opposition parties.

According to him, this is an epitome of incumbency abuse that must not be countenanced but not when the president moves around in state vehicles.

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