Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says President Akufo-Addo has disappointed Ghanaians with his bad governance and should not be given another term.
According to the former president when in opposition, Akufo-Addo promised Ghanaians he will develop the country without borrowing but turned around to borrow heavily for few projects.
“President Akufo-Addo told us the money is here in Ghana and we can develop this country without borrowing. Now let me tell you, from Nkrumah’s time till the time John Mahama left office, we left a debt of GHS 122 billion… between 2017 and 2020, this government, Nana Akufo-Addo and his Finance Minister has added to the debt, 157 billion cedis. The question is what do you have to show for it,” Mahama said while addressing a crowd at Navrongo.
“It is not slangs they use in governing the country. It is hard work, honesty and truth,” Mr Mahama said to the people of Navrongo during his tour of the Upper East Region ahead of the elections on December 7.
Mr Mahama further noted that President Akufo-Addo has created massive unemployment with his bad leadership style.
He noted that over the few years that Mr Akufo-Addo has been in office, several jobs have been destroyed by his administration.
Citing the way and manner in which the banking cleanup exercise was undertaken by the government as Mr Mahama said Mr Akufo-Addo adopted bad ways of handling a crisis of that nature, adding “This is the greatest political sakawa that has ever happened.”
“This government has destroyed more jobs than it has created. The only job they can point to is NaBCo, and yet they have destroyed more than 10,000 jobs in the bank sector.”
He referred to the way and manner GN Bank was treated as one of the ways Mr Akufo-Addo used in destroying businesses and jobs.
“All the GN banks used to have staff in them all over the country. Today where are those staff? They are all sitting at home.”