Since the National Democratic Congress departed office in 2016, Akuffo Addo has made relatively little progress toward raising Ghanaians’ standards of living.
This follows President Akufo-Addo’s previous remarks that Mr. Mahama’s tenure in power was a complete failure and that his economic record from 2013 to 2016 was appalling.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Nana Akuffo should be held accountable for Ghana’s economic decline.
Ghana experienced rapid economic growth and manageable debt levels while the NDC and John Mahama were in power. There is no moral justification for the NPP or President Akuffo Addo to brag about improved economic management.
His disregard for the opinions of both Ghanaians and his own ministers, also proves that he has fallen short of demonstrating the characteristics of a democratic dispensation.
The COVID-19 is a frequent justification the President uses for mismanaging the nation’s finances. Due of this, he has incurred large debts that he doesn’t appear to have the resources to repay. Thus, he is left with no other resources to lead this nation with.
President Akufo-Addo claims that during John Mahama’s administration, Ghana’s economic growth rate in 2016 was 3.4%, the lowest in twenty years, with all other macroeconomic indices going in the wrong direction.
However, if you compare the incumbent political leader’s performance to that of his predecessor, whom he accused his administration of mismanagement, there are a few facts that, when put on the table to compare his performance to that of his predecessor, would reveal whether or not what he is providing the people of Ghana with is economic management or mismanagement.
Additionally, Akuffo Addo said, “I wonder what words we ought to use to describe President Mahama’s stewardship of Ghana. I would characterize him as an unmitigated disaster.
But I totally disagree, Akuffo Addo’s handling of the economy is rather the worst in the country, at least in the last four decades.
I don’t see where he gets the idea that John Mahama can’t discuss the economy.
This catastrophic management of the economy which he as a president has superintended cannot be the reason why President Mahama cannot speak about the economy.
President Mahama left behind a considerably stronger economy than the one we currently have. It cannot be contested that this is the worst economic management we have experienced in the last 50 years. So, in my opinion, President Akuffo Addo should be held accountable for Ghanaians’ suffering and economic crises.
Richmond Nana Bawuah.
Political activist, NDC.