A spokesperson for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on infrastructure, Sam Nartey George, says Ghanaians continue to suffer hardship because the governing New Patriotic Party has drifted into oblivion.
To him, the Nana Akufo-Addo administration has totally failed the citizenry because it lacks a proper understanding of the real needs of the ordinary Ghanaian.
His comments follow the NPP’s continued questioning of the credibility of opposition leader John Dramani Mahama in fulfilling his campaign promises should he win the 2020 general elections.
Speaking to Umaru Sanda Amadu on Eyewitness News on Tuesday, the Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament maintained that the scathing attacks from the NPP are borne out of its own incompetence and the NDC’s zeal to bring more relief to the Ghanaian people.
He added that the difficulties and lack of development being experienced in the country is as a result of nothing but the confused state of the ruling party.
“The cabinet ministers do not understand the needs of Ghana; so how do they fix the problems? We are a government in transition. A government that was in power for four years, we were in transition for another four years and we are coming back to complete the job that we started. For most of our infrastructure that has stalled under this government, we are coming to continue it. The government of the NPP is completely at sea. They do not understand what the real needs and aspirations of ordinary Ghanaians are. The NDC does and we will present the aspirations of ordinary Ghanaians,” Sam George said.
Economy under Akufo-Addo working for a few people – Mahama
Ghana’s economy under the governing New Patriotic Party is working for just a few people, former President John Dramani Mahama has said.
Speaking at the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) manifesto launch on September 7, 2020, the former President promised to fix the economy for the benefit of all Ghanaians if elected in the upcoming general elections.
“Ghana’s economy is not working for the people, it is working for only a few. We will fix the economy and make it work for all Ghanaians. We will fight the disastrous effect of the poor economic performance of this government.”
While promising to create equal opportunities for all Ghanaian businesses, the former President also emphasized the need for the creation of an environment that will allow Ghanaian businesses to thrive.
“We will put an end to the vindictive targeting and collapsing of Ghanaian businesses. We have done this before. We have ensured the longest sustained period of single-digit inflation.”
“We must put Ghanaian businesses at the centre of economic growth. We must create equal opportunities for all Ghanaians businesses. It is only when Ghanaian businesses thrive that our economy thrives as well. It is time for renewal and coming together. It is time to end intolerance and social discrimination. It is time to end the repression of the media.”
The former President further indicated that the general elections will be a rescue mission from the abyss to which Ghana is fast sinking.
“It is critical we rescue Ghana from the abyss to which it is sinking…the 2020 elections will be an election of destiny. It will be about the very soul of a new Ghana. The 2020 elections will be about our children and the unborn generation.”