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The economic mess being experienced by Ghanaians summarizes the verdict of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration led by President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, this is according to John Dramani Mahama.

The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed the need to have a change of government due to the paradigm shift required to inject transformation in the way and manner things are administered in the country.

John Mahama says he envisions a Ghana where the unprecedented levels of hardship brought upon Ghanaians by the NPP government would be a thing of the past.

During an encounter with the media Sunday, July 07, 2024, the former President said there would not be any better time for change than this due to “the urgent need for a transformative shift in the way we govern, the way we create jobs, the way we live, the way we provide social services, including HEALTH AND EDUCATION and the way we envision the future of our country, Ghana.”

Summing up the almost eight years of the NPP administration, the presidential candidate of the opposition NDC averred the government has been nothing but a disaster.

“After almost eight years under the deplorable leadership of the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia administration, we have seen our country sink into a serious economic abyss. The current economic mess sums up the verdict on this NPP government,” he added.

“The harsh reality” in John Mahama’s words was that, during the time in question, “for most citizens, the piteous journey over the period has been a bitter experience of economic and social deprivation” adding that “the unprecedented levels of poverty, unemployment, deterioration in livelihoods, and social inequity have exposed the dubious strategy of hiding incompetence under slogans.”

Mahama also noted that the trajectory of the current administration “confirms without hesitation that the disruptive and hasty experimentation with the lives of the Ghanaian people was underpinned by naïve exuberance, arrogance, and selfishness.”

“I am referring to economic challenges that have shattered the dreams of our youth and the aspirations of the vulnerable. No one has been spared—children, adults, including the middle class, and the elderly have all been hit very hard,” he said in addition.

He, however, he expressed optimism in setting Ghana back on track if given the opportunity to serve again after the December 07 general elections.

“Fellow Ghanaians, notwithstanding these challenges, I am imbued with optimism and a steadfast belief in my God almighty and the amazing creativity of Ghanaians to assure you, tonight, that together, we shall turn this tide.

“We shall turn this government’s destructive tide into positive and progressive waves—waves that will reverberate in every home and corner of our country and across the globe, demonstrating that Ghana has once again gotten back on track,” he assured.

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