Former President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated his position that the poor management of the country under the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo, has led to unprecedented levels of hardship in the country.
Mr. Mahama thus slammed the governing New Patriotic Party for suggesting that heâ€™s the one fueling a perception of hardship in the country.
The NPPâ€™s Director of Communication, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, said at a news conference that the country is in a good state, and that President Akufo-Addo is working hard to increase productivity and improve livelihoods.
He thus suggested that the former president is poisoning the minds of Ghanaians that times are hard.
â€œWe are not frightened of John Mahama, we know he cannot manage the economy, so we canâ€™t let him poison your minds because if youâ€™re sitting your somewhere and they keep telling you it is bad, Ghana is hard, there is corruption, Ghana is hard; then sometimes, you think itâ€™s true. So we have to speak back.â€
But speaking at a meeting with heads of local churches in Wa as part of his â€˜Thank You Tourâ€™ of the Upper West Region, on Monday, August 23, 2021, Mr. Mahama questioned the â€œlogicâ€ of the governing party.
He thus charged the government to admit the difficulties Ghanaians are currently facing and find ways of alleviating those hardships.
â€œTimes are hard even though, the New Patriotic Party, NPP still insists times are not hard and that I am the one giving Ghanaians the impression that times are hard. This makes me wonder what kind of logic they have that Ghanaians cannot feel hardship unless I come and tell them.â€