The Minister for Transport, Fiifi Kwetey, has said that cocaine flowed freely during the John Agyekum Kufuor’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
According to him, money earned from cocaine was used to support what he called a weak economy.
Mr Kwetey was speaking at the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Setting the Records Straight forum – a response to an earlier lecture by NPP running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
He rejected Dr Bawumia’s assertion that the economy was performing poorly under the leadership of President John Mahama.
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The minister said while the NPP spent at most GH¢2.5billion on the wage bill, the NDC has been spending over GH¢10 billion.
“In fact, this year, we anticipate that the total compensation package is going to hit about GH¢12 billion plus and NDC has still been able to manage that and still keeps the economy well in spite of these very huge challenges,” he added.