The New Patriotic Party (NPP)’ presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo has said President John Mahama and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) lack the capacity to improve Ghana’s economic prospects.
Nana Akufo-Addo reiterated his call for the current NDC administration to be voted out of power, citing the constant decline in the country’s growth figures and high level of debt as indications of the government’s failure.
“Every single year since he came, the Ghanaian economy has gone further and further into declined. In his four years, we are now growing the economy of Ghana at less that 4 percent. In Kufuor’s time, it was growing at 9 percent and it has come to 4 percent,” Nana Addo said on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.
“It looks like if he sits another two or three years, we will see minus growth in Ghana. He hasn’t got the capacity to be able to organise the economy of our country to put in the proper footing,” the NPP flagbearer added
Nana Addo stated that Ghana had been overtaken by neighboring countries like the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso adding that this can only be halted by voting in the NPP.
“We are just moving backwards. We have to change. We need to have a new direction, new leadership, and new policies.”
Nana Addo commended the Kufuor government 2001 and 2009 saying “he set us on a new path of growth and development” but held that the NDC government has since eroded those gains.
“We build and they come to waste,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana