General News of Friday, 5 October 2018
General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia and some unnamed former government appointees have been accused for Ghana’s current economic struggles.
Kennedy Agyapong who apportioned the blame to the NDC chief scribe alleged the latter stole monies from the public purse for personal agenda when the NDC was in power.
Speaking in an interview on the Dialogue on Net 2 TV, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, said the stolen funds by Asiedu Nketia and the others, were used to purchase vehicles for their girlfriends and traditional leaders.
“Ghana is hard because of the monies stolen by Asiedu Nketia and others. They used the monies to buy Land Cruisers for girlfriends and chiefs. Akufo-Addo’s government, you won’t get that. Now when you meet the ladies, they tell you NPP is stingy,” Mr. Agyapong claimed.
He stressed the NPP/Akufo-Addo led administration unlike its predecessor, is prudently managing the economy that was destroyed by the previous government in order to remove the blockages and alleviate the suffering of Ghanaians by 2019.
“President Kufuor came to meet HIPC but the way he managed the economy made even banks ran to government for loans. Why did all these collapsed under NDC? They are nation wreckers. They’ve destroyed all the good policies implemented by the Kufuor government. We came to meet all these problems and if NPP does not manage the economy well, but go the way of the NDC, things will worsen,” he stressed.
Mr. Agyapong further explained President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is working to ensure all the economic indicators are positive indicating that this vision has been realised except depreciation of the Ghana cedi which is still negative.
Explaining why the Ghana cedi is still depreciating in light of the positive indicators, the MP said panic reaction to the banking crisis is a reason.
“The reason is panic reaction from the banks. Today I want listeners to applaud Akufo-Addo and the NPP government because if not for their intervention, customers won’t be able to retrieve their savings from the banks. This is because of the capital adequacy ratio,” he touted.