- Mahama has stated that traders and beneficiaries of government's COVID-19 stimulus package would not pay it back
- He stated that it is free money given to them by the government and no one will be required to pay back like the NPP claimed
- He encouraged traders to ignore those who claim he (Mahama) will demand payment for it when he comes to power
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Former president, John Dramani Mahama, has stated that traders and beneficiaries of government's COVID-19 stimulus package would not ay back when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is voted into power.
According to the NDC's flag bearer, the traders should ignore the false claims by the next NDC government will require them to pay back.
In a report filed by Starrfmonline, Mahama described the claims as “lies” and “cheap politicking", as no trader will be required to pay back the COVID-19 stimulus package under his government.
He made this known while addressing the chiefs and people of Doryumu on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 as part of his five-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra region.
He said some people in the NPP were busy making up stories against the NDC and threatening beneficiary traders with repayment of the package that was given to them.
“They are giving money to traders and saying it is a loan to support your work but if you vote for us and NPP stays, we won’t collect it.
He added that any money that the government gave to them (traders), i free money and thus they should not refuse to collect it.
Mahama stated that it rather unfortunate and a cheap act for the government to use the stimulus package to score partisan political points.
In other news, Ghanaian actor turned politician, John Dumelo, has distributed a total of 4,000 HP laptops to some of his constituents ahead of the December general elections.
In a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, Dumelo indicated that he long promised students in the constituency that he would support them with educational materials.
He said he pledged his support to improve their education and make learning easy with the laptops.
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