Founder and Leader of the Independent People’s Party (IPP), Kofi Akpaloo, on Saturday engaged in a shadow boxing with Bernard Mornah at the national delegates’ conference of the NPP in Koforidua.
When Kofi Akpaloo was handed the opportunity to address party delegates, he largely abandoned his prepared speech and opted to challenge an earlier claim by the National Chairman of the People’s National Convention, PNC, that the local currency, the cedi was fast depreciating.
Mr Akpaloo said, “When Bernard Mornah was speaking he said the NPP has failed to arrest the cedi as they promised during the electioneering campaign, but let me tell him that the NPP has done remarkably well compared to the NDC.
“In the first 18 months of the NDC and Mr Mahama they took the cedi from GHC1.90 pesewas to GHC3.50 pesewas to a dollar.
“But after the same 18 months the cedi has steadily gone up from GHC4.30 pesewas to GHC4.75 pesewas under the NPP and President Akufo-Addo. Do the deduction and ascertain the fact yourselves,” he disclosed.
The theme for the 26th conference is “Building a stronger party; delivering prosperity to Ghanaians “.
It was in this direction that Mr Akpaloo encouraged the Akufo-Addo led-administration to ignore what he termed as unnecessary criticisms and concentrate on enhancing the economic fortunes of the country.
He said the IPP has not regretted in supporting the NPP in 2016 election, adding that, the party is very much happy with the performance of the NPP so far in office.
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