General News of Monday, 17 July 2017
The Akufo-Addo-led government will not be able to develop the country if it tries to pay all the debt left behind by the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo has revealed.
According to Mr. Osafo Marfo, the current government inherited a heavily indebted economy which will take time to be fixed, hence any attempt to settle all the debt will affect the development agenda.
“We inherited poor economy and debt but we will not pay majority of NDC debt because if we try to pay all the NDC debt, Nana Addo will not be able do any development,” he said.
Speaking at the 25th Annual NPP’s Ashanti Regional Delegates’ Congress at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Senior Minister said, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is putting in much effort to turn the country’s fortune around by settling the debts.
The efforts include prosecution of corrupt officials who served under the previous Mahama-led administration because the country lost lot of revenue to corruption.
He said, government is preparing to deal with officials cited in scandalous activities.
“We are going through papers, after that majority of the NDC party corrupt officials will be prosecuted. We don’t want to lose any case in court for accusing NDC official as corrupt therefore we are looking into some of their contracts to get concrete evidence,” he revealed.
Meanwhile, Mr. Osafo Marfo has asked Ghanaians to have faith and exercise restrain as the NPP-led government works strenuously toward wealth creation.