"Mahama is using state funds to buy votes" - GII

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has said the distribution of outboard motors to fishermen by President Mahama in the Western Region is worse than vote buying.

It is equal to abuse of office, Executive Director of GII, Linda Ofori Kwafo told Joy FM's Francis Abban, Wednesday.

This comes as President Mahama began his campaign tour of the Western Region with a gleeful distribution of outboard motors to some fisher folks.

At a durbar with the fishermen in Sekondi, the president did not miss the opportunity to distribute the outboard motors to help improve their working conditions.

Spokesperson of the NDC Campaign, Joyce Bawa Mogtari told Super Morning Show host Kojo Yankson the outboard motors are part of a government intervention and not intended to buy votes.

She said the outboard motors were purchased with state funds and distributed by the president who was performing his duties as a president and not as a candidate..

But the president should be able to draw a line between his official duties and his duty as presidential candidate “because your opponents will not be able to get the same resources.” or?

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Naa Sakwaba Akwa