Ernest Owusu Bempah, a Deputy Communications Officer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated that the party in power, which is currently in charge of managing the economy, has done a good job despite the hurdles.
After assuring that the Akufo-Addo administration will tackle the economic challenges that have arisen as a result of external factors including the Russia-Ukraine war and COVID-19, he predicted that the party would win the general elections in 2024 and said that the Akufo-Addo administration would help solve those problems.
On Wednesday, February 15, he was speaking to journalists in Accra when he made the following statement: “During the Mahama government, Ghana’s economy was running at a 3 percent growth rate. Under the NPP, before COVID came up, it was doing 8%; that should tell you something about how we managed the economy better than the NDC.
He went on to say that even if there are obstacles, the NPP has been able to steer the country through the storm successfully. One may easily assume that if President Mahama and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) were in charge of this country, Ghanaians would be living in deplorable conditions by now and would not be able to afford to eat three square meals a day.
“If Mahama had been the leader of this country at this time, there would have been absolute darkness due to dusk, joblessness would be the norm of the day, and the youth would be bewildered.”
“Despite all of the obstacles that are currently being faced, schoolchildren are now attending school for free, and road networks are being developed all across the country.”
They will blame it on the challenge if it occurred during the Mahama administration; otherwise, you wouldn’t see all of these.
However, we are confident that these difficulties will be overcome by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) before the elections in 2024, and that the party will emerge unified and with strong leadership to win those elections and break the top eight.
“The National Democratic Congress and John Mahama as an option are worthless; they have served in that capacity in the past when there was no emergency; we have seen what they did, and they have nothing.”