President Nana Akufo-Addo has accused his predecessor, John Mahama, of leaving behind an economy in ‘poor shape.’
In his first direct attack on the ex-president since assuming office, President Akufo-Addo noted that evidence of the state of the economy at his disposal was nothing to write home about, suggesting the ex-president Mahama may have misled the country.
The President’s made this known on Tuesday, January 24, during the official announcement of ten additional ministerial nominees who when approved, would serve as Regional Ministers in his government.
“I’m hearing our economy is in poor shape and I suspect from what I am hearing and the evidence that is coming to me is that it is even in poorer shape than we even anticipated,” he said.
The president expressed hope that economy will bounce back under his presidency.
He said: “…I am a firm believer in the statement, that when times are tough, the tough gets going. This is the time that we have to show leadership and commitment to our nation.”
“I continue to be an unrepentant optimist, that the opportunities and prospects of Ghana are that, we are a special people, and we have a special destiny, that I will do everything within my bones to make sure that destiny is realised in the years ahead of us,” he said.