Former President John Dramani Mahama has said most Ghanaians feel deceived by President Akufo-Addo led administration following his promises prior to the 2016 general elections.
According to him, this has manifested in their personal livelihood and daily struggles of the ordinary Ghanaian.
He added that recounting their “mouth-watering promises” they [NPP] have failed in delivering on those promises to transform the country amidst countless slogans.
He was speaking on Monday May 2, 2022 in Accra on the theme; “Ghana at a crossroad,” which covered the state of the Ghanaian economy and the NDC remedy to the situation when given power in the 2024 elections.
“President Akufo-Addo did promise to transform Ghana in 18 months if voted. Yes, he promised to turn around the fortunes of Ghana and create opportunities for all and he charged all of us to be citizens and not spectators.
“A significant number of us citizens associated the promises with good and noble intentions in return and despite our best efforts, the Ghanaian people offered the NPP a clear mandate in 2017 to steer the affairs of our dear country”
“An assessment of our current conditions shows that what is happening now, there is very little or no resemblance to what was promised. There is a sharp disparity between promise and practice. Today, most Ghanaians feel they were hoodwinked and this is manifesting in their personal livelihoods and their daily struggles” John Mahama said.
He justified how the current economic crisis facing the country has become a subject for discussions in the public domain.
“Perhaps the most defining challenge of our time is making our economy work for everybody. Over the several months, our political space and societal reaction have been dominated by discussions of the challenges of introducing even more taxes”
“These conversations have taken place against the backdrop of unparalleled cronyism nepotism and breaches of basic tenets of conflicts of inters, transparency and accountable governance.”