Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has said kicking the Akufo-Addo government out of Ghana through the elections has become necessary following the high level of corruption coupled with excessive borrowing in the NPP administration.
He said four more years under the NPP government will draw the country back because the government the “NPP propaganda machine paints a rosy picture that everything is perfect, while in reality it is rampant corruption, collapsing businesses, and never before seen levels of unemployment, and underdevelopment.”
Mr Mahama said this while addressing a gathering at the launch of the NDC’s 2020 ‘Retail’ campaign at at Dwenasi in the Sefwi Wiawso constituency in the Western North Region Wednesday afternoon.
Urging party members to carry the good message in the NDC manifesto to Ghanaians to help support the NDC’s ‘Rescue Mission”, the former president said “the battle to transform our dear country starts now. The change starts now!”
“It is our sacred duty to win this battle, to deliver true change – not for ourselves, but for all Ghanaians, who deserve to live a better and dignified life,” he added “We have the moral duty to help stop this fake reality. We have the moral duty to restore truth, because it is only the truth that can generate real prosperity for every Ghanaian.”
The NDC leader also noted that the country and Ghanaians “can simply not afford to waste four more years!” and described the call by the Akufo-Addo government for four more years as “Four more years of lies and fake reality which will widen the gap between Ghana and the developed nations almost beyond repair.”
“After four more years with an NPP government” Mr Mahama obseved that Ghana will “risk being seen as a poor country once again, overburdened with debt and unable to create prosperity.”
Condemning the Akufo-Addo government for neglecting some critical projects, Mr Mahama explained that the NPP government has not been able to build the economy to transform the lives of Ghanaians.
“In 2012, Ghana’s GDP was 41 billion dollars. In 2016, it was 55 billion dollars. According to the facts, during my first term as President, we had an economic growth of almost 14 billion dollars. Ghana’s GDP in 2020 is projected to be somewhere around 59 billion dollars.
“This means that the current NPP government managed an economic growth of only 4 billion dollars in 4 years. This is the difference between us and them: we delivered 14 billion dollars growth in four years, while they delivered only 4 billion dollars growth in four years,” Mr Mahama noted in his address.