A governance expert, Isaac Rockson has chastised the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration for neglecting the plights of the Ghanaian people who are going through economic hardships following some policies of the government.
Mr Rockson, a communications Strategist at the Bureau of Research on Governance, Commerce and Administration (BORGCA), who was speaking on ‘Inside Politics’ on Radio XYZ 93.1 indicated that the government led by President Nana Akufo-Addo does not listen to the counsel of the Ghanaians who voted for them during the 2016 elections.
His comments come after the series of fuel hikes that have triggered the rise in prices of food stuffs and a looming increase of lorry fares. As at yesterday, petrol and diesel were trading for GHS 5.2 after it was sold for GHS5.07 barely a month ago.
To Mr Rockson, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the head of Government’s economic team, who should be seen working to bring the hardship to normalcy was rather interested in his political opponents, neglecting what he said he would do to help Ghanaians in the run up to the 2016 elections.
“The vice president lectured us on the fundamentals of economics, but we cannot see anything. In fact, he is the reason the president is not succeeding,” Mr Rockson told Mugabe Maase, host of the programme.
Buttressing his point, he stated that “people are hungry because of hardships but when the vice president eats and get filled, he says times are not hard” adding that the government has disappointed the masses despite some of the social interventions rolled up by the government.
The governance expert said the Ghanaian electorates are understanding the dynamics of governance and they will not hesitate to boot the Akufo-Addo government from power after the first term, saying “If Ghanaians give 8 years to every government as is widely said, they would have given Mahama eight years to rule.”
He noted that if Ghanaians are able to buy goods at affordable prices and the cedi is stabilized, the hardships will reduce.