Former President John Dramani Mahama says the NPP is desperate to gratify fortunes in the next polls, reasons for which it’s introducing empty sloganeering and PR stunts.
The former Leader contends it’s a pointless exercise introducing fanciful slogans like Agenda 111 and the rest if they cannot be a springboard to better the lots of ordinary Ghanaians.
“The problems facing our country and the solutions to them cannot be reduced to a handful of fancy slogans and poorly conceived and implemented half-measures aimed at obtaining short-lived political gratification only to have them inflict deeper socio-economic wounds on our country and leave more problems than they resolve.”
Mr. Mahama made the remark when he spoke at the NDC Professionals Forum at the Cedi Conference Centre of the University of Ghana on Monday, September 6, 2021.
Mr Mahama however said the government has plunged the country into economic crisis.
“COVID19 only became a pretext for reckless election-related spending, which produced the largest-ever budget deficit in the recent economic history of Ghana last year. Our debt has ballooned to unsustainable levels – topping 80% of GDP – exposing us to very high risk of debt default”.