The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has downplayed a projection made by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) that the main opposition National Democratic Congress will win the 2024 elections.
According to the Ofoase Ayirebi lawmaker, the government is bent on bettering the lives of Ghanaians between now and 2024 so much so that the citizenry will retain the governing New Patriotic Party even after President Nana Akufo-Addo’s second term ends.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Sunday, 21 March 2021, the minister noted that the report only serves as a “guiding note” and must be treated as such.
He said the prediction made by the US-based research institution is informed by the cycle of a change in government every eight years between the NPP and NDC.
“We are very much aware of this tendency but we believe that this whole thing where every eight years, even when the country is making progress and power changes hands, it is something that can actually set us back.
“That is why this administration intends to work very hard to retain the confidence of the people by the time that our second term mandate is done so that we can break the eight-year cycle.
“So, it will ordinarily be a risk but it is a phenomenon that we are akin to break and this expectation that every eight years power changes hands, which is what is informing what they have put out there, is one that we intend to break,” Mr Oppong Nkrumahs added.
Touching on the ways the government intends to transform the lives of Ghanaians, the minister emphasised that the Akufo-Addo administration seeks to re-engineer a recovery of the economy from where it is now, get the economy back on growth trajectory, create jobs, and transform the general outlook of the economy”.