John Mahama, the flag-bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has empathised with traders on their poor sales, attributing the situation to unfavourable economic climate created by the government.
Addressing market women in Sogakope in the Volta region, John Mahama said the economic hardship Ghanaians are enduring is a fact nobody can deny.
“The Finance Minister tells us that everyone knows that Ghana is broke,” he said charging President Akufo-Addo to fix it.
He added, “You are selling oysters, shrimps and so many other things. Nobody needs to come and tell you that the economy is not doing well.
“Everybody selling something today can see that they making fewer sales than they used to do in the past and that is because times are hard,” he argued.
The President, who was also on a recent regional tour of the region described his predecessor as the one with no record to defend.
He pointed out that Mr Mahama has no prescriptions to solve the country’s problem questioning why he wants to be given the country back to govern.
His comment is in response to a comment made by the NDC flagbearer that “God brought NPP so Ghanaians can appreciate NDC.”
Mr Mahama has also urged the NPP government to make good its numerous 2016 campaign promises.
“People came and told us that the money is there, that we were sitting on money but yet hungry. So why is the Finance Minister saying Ghana is broke?” he asked.