Allotey Jacobs: The Economy Is Like A Patient In Intensive Care…We Must Cut Our Coat According To Our Size

Central Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs says even though Ghana’s economy is like “a patient in the intensive care”, a bit of ‘support’ to President John Dramani Mahama, will go a long way to making it better.

He admitted that there is difficulty everywhere in the country but ‘if we are to cut out coat according to our size’; things will start falling in place.

“The economy is like a patient in intensive care, if you ask me, and we are all contributors…”

He said for an NDC victory to be assured in the 2016 general elections, the Finance Minister, Seth Tekper as well as President Mahama must continue working hard to improve the economy.

“Life is difficult and it is difficult for all of us and if he (President Mahama) will be able to manage the economy well, it will be good for our party…We will give him the maximum support to make sure the Mahama-led administration succeeds,” he intimated.

Contributing to a panel discussion on Wednesday’s edition of ‘Kokrokoo’, Allotey Jacobs who is also eyeing the Central Regional Chairmanship position added: “when we talk of cutting our coat according to our size, you will see people complaining. The issue of removal of subsidy from petroleum products; people don’t understand….the issue is that we don’t have money to subsidize any longer and we know it…the best solution to the issues surrounding the removal of subsidize is to improve on our transportation system. If the metro mass transport or state transport is given enough vehicles it will help a lot especially those in the villages.”