The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has managed the economy well despite the challenges, a Deputy Communications officer of the NPP, Ernest Owusu Bempah has said.
He said the party will win the 2024 general elections after assuring that the Akufo-Addo administration will tackle the economic challenges that have arisen as a result of external factors including the Russia-Ukraine war and the Covid-19.
Speaking to journalists in Accra on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, he said “During the Mahama administration, Ghana’s economy was running at a 3 per cent growth rate. Under the NPP before Covid it was doing 8 per cent, that tells you how we managed the economy better than the NDC.”
He added “NPP has been able to captain the country through the storm even though there are challenges. One can imagine if Mahama and his NDC were leading this country Ghanaians by now will be wallowing in abject poverty, people wouldn’t be able to afford three square meals a day.
“There will be total darkness because of dumsor, joblessness will be the order of the day, and the youth will be perplexed if Mahama had been the leader of this country at this time.
“Despite all the challenges now, school children are going to school for free, and road networks are being built across the country.
“If it happened during the Mahama era you wouldn’t see all of these, they will blame it on the challenge.
But we believe that as a political party before the 2024 elections, these challenges shall pass and NPP will come out united with leadership to win the elections and break the 8.
“The NDC, John Mahama as an alternative is empty, they have been there before when there were no crisis, we saw what they did and they have nothing.”