General News of Thursday, 15 January 2015
Source: Daily Guide
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South in Kumasi, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh aka ‘Napo,’ has described President John Dramani Mahama as talkative.
“Currently,” he said, “Ghana is faced with mountainous challenges including the erratic power supply, popularly called ‘Dumsor,’ which is crippling businesses but the president is only engaged in rhetoric instead of solving them.”
The Manhyia South MP, who certainly doesn’t like President Mahama’s leadership style, notably with regards to solving the country’s problems stated, “President Mahama talks too much.”
According to him, the president is only fond of giving speeches which are filled with false hopes and eventually fails to achieve, noting that Ghana’s problems still persist, despite the president’s promises.
Napo noted on Angel FM that President Mahama is talking more than even the communications minister and urged him to lessen his talks and rather work to fix Ghana’s problems.
He was of the opinion that the erratic power supply in the country had been worse under President Mahama’s administration, saying that “President Mahama tops the ‘Dumsor- Dumsor.”
Napo chastised the NDC government for doing absolutely nothing to solve the power crisis, saying that past presidents did well to solve the crisis during their tenure.
Without mincing words, the Manhyia South MP stated that President Mahama, from all indications, is not capable of solving Ghana’s problems, hence his (Mahama’s) decision to resort to empty promises.
The NPP legislator indicated that the NDC government under the late President Mills with Mahama as the then vice president, could not compare itself with the NPP government of President Kufuor, in terms of achievements.
Napo descended heavily on former President Jerry John Rawlings, whom he accused of collapsing Ghana’s economy during his 19 long years as Ghana’s leader.
He recalled that when Mr. Rawlings staged a coup to oust the late President Hilla Limann’s administration in 1981, Ghana’s economy was estimated at a staggering $5 billion but the figure was reduced to $3.7 billion when he (Rawlings) left power.
He recounted with sadness how under the watch of ex-President Rawlings Ghana Airways and other state agencies collapsed, adding that the NDC portrayed nothing but bad governance with Mr. Rawlings as president.