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Former President John Mahama argues that every member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) bears responsibility for Ghana’s current economic difficulties. He contends that those who contributed to the nation’s economic woes are now trying to distance themselves from the situation. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Tamale during his “Building Ghana Tour,” Mahama, the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), emphasized that individuals within the NPP, including its leadership, cannot evade accountability.
Mahama pointed out that decisions regarding borrowing, including from the Eurobond market, were made collectively by NPP members in cabinet meetings. He criticized the NPP for accumulating substantial debt without effectively utilizing borrowed funds over six years. Mahama stressed that all NPP members are complicit in the economic challenges facing Ghana and will be held responsible by the electorate.
He pledged that if the NDC wins the upcoming 2024 general elections, his administration will work diligently to revitalize the economy. Mahama asserted that the NPP must learn from its mistakes and make way for the NDC to implement effective economic reforms.
Regarding claims that the NPP inherited a flourishing economy, Mahama accused Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumiah and the NPP leadership of mismanagement, leading to the current economic crisis. He refuted the NPP’s assertions of economic progress, citing the International Monetary Fund’s designation of Ghana’s debt as unsustainable.
Mahama criticized the NPP’s communication strategy, stating that while they excel at rhetoric and propaganda, they have failed to fulfill their promises to the Ghanaian people. He urged voters to see through the NPP’s rhetoric and hold them accountable for their actions.