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SONA 2023: Akufo-Addo is totally lost in a jungle – Sammy Gyamfi

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The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says President Akufo-Addo is living in a bubble.

Sammy Gyamfi said the President has lost touch with reality.

According to him, President Akufo-Addo failed to deliver the true state of the nation during the 2023 State of the Nation Address on Wednesday, March 8.

An unimpressed Mr Gyamfi contributing to a panel discussion on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana programme on Thursday said this is not the time for flurry speeches.

The NDC scribe insists the current economic turmoil requires a sober assessment and not arrogance which he said is an insult to Ghanaians.

“The statement of the nation the President delivered yesterday does not reflect the true state of the country but rather it is the figment of the imagination of a President who has lost touch with reality.

“When I was listening to President Akufo-Addo it was very clear to me that this is a President who is so far removed from the realities confronting the country. He is totally lost in a jungle and he does not understand and appreciate what he spoke about.

“We as Ghanaians know the true state of our country better than anybody and we know that as we speak, the true state of our country is that of a bankrupt nation. Simple! Ghana is a bankrupt nation that has defaulted on its debt obligations.

“A bankrupt nation that has been downgraded to below junk status and locked out of the international capital market,” the outspoken politician said.

Meanwhile, some New Patriotic Party Members of Parliament (MPs) have hailed the President for his presentation.

For instance, Nhyiaeso MP, Dr Stephen Amoah, said President Akufo-Addo demonstrated empathy and humility during his State of the Nation Address.

According to him, the President’s empathy and humility was a signal to Parliament to unite and work together to support the country’s economic recovery tangent.

The President demonstrated empathy because it wasn’t something that he was like ‘o Ghana I’ve done everything, why are you complaining?’ no, he was very humble.

“It was indicative of the fact that he combined humility and respect and empathy that was the first thing. And it was a sign to unify us as a house. I think the first time that the heckling that I’ve been always witnessing in my opinion was highly mitigated or minimised,” he said in an interview with JoyNews.

President Akufo-Addo delivered his State of the Nation Address Wednesday, March 8 on the floor of parliament where he addressed chiefly the economic challenges that have afflicted the country post-Covid-19.

However, his address has been described by some in the Minority as falsehood and laughable.

They claim the President’s presentation on the state of the economy; government’s debt problem and the Covid-19 expenditure is a misrepresentation of the true facts on the ground.

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