Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of mismanaging the economy.
Speaking to BBC Pidgin, Mr. Mahama said Ghanaians are currently struggling under the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government due to Ghana’s poor economy.
“Were you expecting Nana Akufo-Addo to say anything different about my campaign? Do you think my opponent will commend my campaign? He does not have a concrete campaign message. The economy has collapsed. It is the worse economy in the 4th Republic.”
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Candidate also rubbished suggestions that the Coronavirus pandemic had led to Ghana’s economic challenges.
He indicated that economies of countries such as Cote D’lvoire were flourishing despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The economy messed up before Coronavirus set in. If the economy was so good, why is in shambles? Côte d’Ivoire’s economy is surviving despite Coronavirus. This government is just engaged in propaganda. Life is hard for citizens,” he insisted.
We have the track record
Making a case for his re-election as President, Mr. Mahama asked Ghanaians to consider the track record of the previous NDC government and vote for him in the upcoming elections.
“We have a track record. Ghanaians should compare their lives in 2016 to today. Social and economic infrastructure improved under our watch. We built hospitals and schools. This government has just been constructing toilets. They have not built a single hospital. Every government built a secondary school, but they have not constructed any.”