Politics of Friday, 28 December 2018
Source: Justice Appiah
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has jabbed President Akufo-Addo over the current economic hardship in the country.
According to him, the economic hardship is due to government’s failure to fulfill its numerous promises made to Ghanaians during the 2016 election campaign promises.
Speaking at the inauguration of the National Democratic Congress’ constituency youth wing at Oforikrom in Kumasi, Isaac Adongo said, “The economic downturn in the country demands that, this year’s Christmas be postponed to 2019.”
“The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government failed to fulfil the numerous promises it made to Ghanaians and has been bedevilled with allegations of corruption.” He told members of the party.
Former President John Dramani Mahama, while addressing some supporters of the opposition NDC after submitting his nomination form to contest for the party’s flag bearer race, said that this year’s Christmas will be the driest for most Ghanaians due to the poor economic management by the ruling NPP.
He said the NPP government has plunged the country into ‘’excruciating economic difficulties.’’
Touching on the Oslo Chancery deal, the Bolgatanga Central legislator expressed great concern at the numerous corruption allegations levelled against the Akufo-Addo government.
He said but for the vigilance of the North Tongu MP, Okudzeto Ablakwa, government through the Oslo Chancery deal would have stolen from the nation’s coffers, against the oblivion of many Ghanaians.
The MP also urged the youth to identify the truth from lies and be ready to present the facts of the matter.
He bemoaned the excessive borrowing nature of government, citing the $2 billion Eurobond which has now placed Ghana as the first country to engage in such outrageous borrowing.
He was optimistic and assured the youth that former President John Dramani Mahama would win the 2020 election and restore the country’s economy.