Government's recent sod-cutting ceremonies are 'sakawa'
His comments are in view of the recent sod-cutting ceremonies for the commencement of various projects across the country by the President, Akufo-Addo and other officials of government. Speaking at the NDC's Town Hall meeting held in Kumasi, John Mahama questioned the authenticity of those projects, explaining that funding for the projects is neither captured in the budget nor approved by parliament. "If they come to your town to cut sod for a project ask them two questions, let them tell you if the project were captured under the 2020 budget or whether parliament has approved a loan for the project. If they're unable to answer then it means the sod cutting is a scam, it's because of the elections. It is sakawa or 419," Mahama said.