The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has come under fire from former president John Dramani Mahama for its propensity to assign blame for the nation’s economic problems to outsiders.
Despite being in power since 2017, Mr. Mahama asserts that the administration has refused to take responsibility for Ghana’s economic difficulties.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects are two factors that the NPP government has repeatedly blamed for the current economic catastrophe.
The Akufo-Addo administration is requesting a $3 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in an effort to revive the nation’s economy.
As part of his Greater Accra regional trip, Mr. Mahama addressed supporters in the Ayawaso Central and Ayawaso West Wougon constituencies. He criticized the NPP’s attempt to perpetually blame the NDC for Ghana’s economic woes as absurd.
“This NPP administration enjoys blaming everyone and everything but themselves. After seven years in office, they claim that anything that goes wrong is either caused by COVID-19, the Russia-Ukraine War, or the fact that we create too much noise and that money does not like noise (“sika mp3 dede”).
I recently read something where someone claimed that Mahama is to blame for the poor state of the economy. “Mahama is still the name on your tongue after seven years,” Mr. Mahama chuckled.