Watch Ghanaians express disgust at Mahama 'money sharing' video

The camera did not capture what exactly the paper-like item was, but many believe that the president was probably sharing money to the traders.

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Some Ghanaians have expressed disgust with a video making rounds showing President John Mahama allegedly sharing a paper-like material that looked like money to some traders in the market during a campaign tour in the Greater Accra region.

The camera did not capture what exactly the paper-like item was, but many believe that the president was probably sharing money to the traders.

The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah has denied such claims, saying the President Mahama could have been sharing leaflets and not cash.


Mahama was sharing leaflets, not money – Chief of Staff 

But a cross-section of Ghanaians spoke to think otherwise. They expressed anger as to why the president should be allegedly sharing money when they are living in hardship.

“The video I saw didn’t make sense to me at all. How can the president go round sharing money when we are starving. Why didn’t he bring us that money all along? Do you think because of votes, you can deceive us with money? We are not kids. He shouldn’t think he can fool us any longer. Already, he has accused us of having a short memory. We are no more like that. We have become wise and this time, we will vote wisely,” a trader at the Madina market told Pulse Ghana.

For Auntie Abena, she has lost all hope in the president as what he promised is yet to be fulfilled.

“Our business has collapsed. We are dying. And yet when you have money, you decide to share them with people. He is wasting the tax-payers money on unnecessary things, while we sit here and suffer. He shouldn’t think he will win with this. No matter what he does, he will lose. Even if he gives me some of the money, I will not accept it as it wouldn’t influence me in any way,” she said.

“He should stop sharing the money as that will not augur well for the country’s development. He thinks because of our so-called short memory, he can come and distribute money to us so we could vote for him. He doesn’t care about us. He wouldn’t have been sharing money to us if he did. His focus should be on how to help us grow our businesses and not to be sharing money. The president can be sharing money at the villages but not here. We are wise enough,” a shoe-seller told

A pre-election survey conducted by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) and released this August shows the governing National Democratic Congress is the most guilty of buying votes ahead of the 2016 elections in December.

A total of 51% of Ghanaians surveyed believes the John Mahama-led government has been buying vote followed closely by Nana Akufo-Addo's New Patriotic Party with 32%.

Both the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have since denied the claims in the report.

Below is a video of how Ghanaians reacted to the Mahama alleged money sharing video:

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