New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has said that whereas most Ghanaians are facing financial difficulties in recent times, some ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) kingpins are lavishly enjoying state funds.
According to him, the NDC during election 2012 were doubtful of victory so ‘looted’ from state coffers and this he believes has contributed immensely to the financial and economic downfall of the state.
“NDC was so sure that they were not going to win election 2012 so they were looting. Ghana today don’t have money but the NDC gurus have the money…they are keeping it because they thought they were not coming to power. How do you take government money and bring it back?” he asked.
The NPP lawmaker however said President John Dramani Mahama should not be blamed for the country’s economic woes since the damage has already occured.
“I sympathize with Mahama [President]. But his administration has caused this…they were chanting during the 2012 election campaign that ‘Edey Be K3k3’ because of what they were doing behind,” he said.
Speaking on Accra-based Adom FM , the outspoken NPP MP slated the Chief Scribe of the ruling NDC government, Asiedu Nketia, for his recent proposal that government should consider using the Ghana Heritage Fund to bail out the ailing economy and also undertake developmental projects for the benefits of the future generation.
He described his proposal as ‘unfortunate’.
According to him, politicians are not doing Ghana any good rather leaving the citizenry to suffer.
“We need honest politicians in this country…we need leaders who are committed and willing to see the betterment of this nation. If not, it will be really difficult to compare this country to other developing countries,” he noted.