According to Sammi Awuku former President Mahama swindled Ghanaians with the $10 billion Hope City project.
“Working with his very good friend, Roland Agambire, amidst a great fanfare; amidst the brass band, accompanied by international superstars, candidate Mahama went to cut the sod for the $10billion Hope City project.
“He promised thousands of jobs and the construction of multiple skyscrapers, comprising businesses, shopping malls and residential facilities. Not knowing he has not even acquired the land for the project,” Sammy Awuku said.
Sammi Awuku, addressing the media at a press conference on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Alisa Hotel said the promises of the John Mahama 2020 campaign team will equally not be fulfilled because the candidate failed to deliver on many of his lofty promises when he was President.
He described him (Mahama) as the
“Chief of Lies”.
To him, John Mahama is “not interested in the outcome and the impact of the project on the lives of the people. He is not interested in the value of money. So when candidate Mahama says he is going to invest $10 billion in infrastructure, Ghanaians must treat it not as a promise but as a threat; not as an infrastructural solution but as a financial scandal…Ghanaians should be worried because of the inflated cost of these projects,” he said.
Former President Mahama, In 2013, made international headlines when he launched a project to build a $10 billion IT hub at Prampram, a town close to the capital city, Accra, within three years.
The laudable project dubbed “Hope City” promised to be Africa’s tallest building at a height of 270m.
Investors said it will be built on empty land and will employ about 50,000 people and house 25,000 people.
The project never came to fruition.