General News of Tuesday, 15 December 2015
President John Mahama is clueless about how to solve Ghana’s problem, a situation that underscores his incompetence, the flagbearer of the biggest opposition party has said.
“The hardships Ghanaians are facing are a result of bad leadership,” Nana Akufo-Addo said at a rally held at Boadum Park in Asankragwa, on Sunday, to crown the New Patriotic Party’s campaign ahead of the December 15 by-election.
“Our president, clearly, has no clue and has shown that he is incompetent. The president says we shouldn’t say so, but we will continue to say so, because that is the reality. He and his government are the reasons why there is so much suffering in Ghana at the moment,” Mr Akufo-Addo added.
According to the three-time flagbearer, Mr Mahama is to blame for all the “suffering” Ghanaians are going through. He said the economic hardships, rampant and widespread corruption, rising cost of living, ‘dumsor’ – erratic power supply – the weak cedi, and the unprecedented levels of unemployment, among others, are a result of the incompetence of the Mahama administration.
Mr Akufo-Addo said the NPP is not “seeking power so we can steal the money of Ghanaians and enrich ourselves. No! That is not why I am in politics.”
“I want the people of Asankragwa and the Western region to have confidence in me. I am coming into office to use the resources of the nation judiciously and, thereby, improve the living standards of every Ghanaian in every part of the country, without discrimination,” he added.
He said an “NPP government will put in place policies, as well as create a conducive environment for the private sector to flourish, which will bring in its wake the creation of thousands of jobs for the masses of unemployed Ghanaian youth.”
The free senior high school policy, he continued, “which has been bastardised by President Mahama and his government, will be properly implemented to enable every school-going child have access to basic, quality education, and lift the burden of unaffordable school fees off parents who are already suffering.”