The 2020 National Democratic Congress Flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has taken a swipe at President Akufo-Addo over Ghana’s poor economic performance.
The former president is of the view that the state of the economy is a result of the President and his Vice’s “incompetence”.
“General incompetence, corruption and waste of scarce resources have combined to make life simply unbearable for the generality of Ghanaians.”
According to Mahama, the government’s response has been the adoption of short-sighted populist, adhoc and poorly conceived programs that have done more harm than good.
“The government has been so poor in its policy-making and delivery in education that at all levels, from basic through secondary right up to tertiary, the students of Ghana are suffering immeasurably. Non release of funds, poor management curricula, erratic school calendars, poor industrial relations with teachers, lecturers, and other stakeholders, among other, has created turbulence and conditions that are far from ideal and which threaten the achievement of quality outcomes in our educational system.
“Ghana is currently experiencing the highest level of unemployment recorded in the fourth Republic at an estimated 14%. Even those enrolled on the knee-jerk NABCO programmes have found themselves at home after three years and have remained unpaid for several months.
“I hear that even National Service Personnel for the first time, are owed several months allowances. Our governance institutions have been politicised and have virtually become wings of the New Patriotic Party”, he said.
He said the economic downturn Ghana is faced with is the first time in forty years.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini