By Frank Amponsah
President Akufo-Addo has launched a scathing attack on former President John Mahama for referring to NPP policies as “lacking sense”. President Akufo-Addo observed that on the contrary, it is the policies of the former President that “lacked sense”.
Addressing NPP party faithful’s at the official launch of the Party’s election 2020 manifesto at the Cape Coast University (New Examinations Centre (NEC) Auditorium, under the theme: “Leadership of Service: Protecting our Progress, Transforming Ghana for All”, the President noted that former President, John Mahama’s regime was rather characterized by senseless decisions that resulted in oil-rich Ghana going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for help.
“It been said by the NDC presidential candidate that NPP policies lack sense. If running an emerging oil economy into the arms of the IMF because of indiscipline in the management of the public finances is sense, I am happy that the NPP has another concept of sense,” the President said.
“If having sense means canceling teacher-trainee and nurses’ allowance, I am happy that the NPP has another concept of sense. If having sense means recording the worst economic management statistics of modern times with the lowest rate of growth of the last 30 years, I am happy that the NPP has another concept of sense,” President Akufo-Addo noted.
“Having sense in the NPP means being able to take an economy growing at 3.4% to an economy that grew on the average, for three successive years, at least 7% per year before the pandemic and was rightly acknowledged as one of the best performing economies not just in Africa but also in the world. Having sense in the NPP means executing the programme for planting for food and jobs which has led to the revival of Ghanaian agriculture from the dolddrums of the NDC years, beginning in its wake, a bumper harvest and affordable food prices in our markets and exports of significant quantities of foodstuffs to our neighbors. I am happy with and prefer the NPP’s sense,” the President added as he made a case against John Mahama.
Peaceful Election 2020
On the upcoming 7th December 2020 general elections, President Akufo-Addo pledged that as President, he will ensuring a free and fair election. He added that as President, he “will not do anything to derail the peace and stability of Ghana which was bequeathed to the current generation of Ghanaians by our founding fathers.”