Ghanaians found a savior in President Nana Akufo-Addo from the â€œineptitudeâ€ and â€œincompetenceâ€ of the Mahama administration, a Deputy Director General of the National Disaster Management Organisation, Mr Abu Ramadan has said.
In a post-‘kum y?n pr?ko’ demonstration debate on CTVâ€™s Ghana Kasa political talk show on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 hosted by Israel Venunye, Mr Ramadan described the march as the â€œmost expensiveâ€ yet â€œmost awfulâ€ in the history of the Fourth Republic Constitution, since, according to him, there was â€œno massive turnoutâ€.
â€œIt has never happened beforeâ€ in Ghana, he said, revealing that over GHS1 million was used for the demonstration which he nicknamed â€œKempinski demonstrationâ€.
He said though the demonstration sought to create the impression that Ghanaians were suffering, it ended up doing otherwise.
Mr Ramadan explained: â€œOver 35 buses were rented to convey people to the demonstration groundsâ€ while the marchers â€œprinted messages on placards; does that reflect hardship?â€ he wondered.
In his estimation, the demonstration was so partisan that one expected nothing but aspersions and allegations to be flung at the Akufo-Addo government since about 80 per cent of the demonstrators were in John Mahama 2020- and John Mahama 2016-branded t-shirts.
â€œWhat do you expect them to tell us? Do you expect them to tell President Nana Akufo-Addo that he is doing well? I said it is the most expensive and the turnout was awfulâ€, Mr Ramadan told Israel Venunye.
â€œThe people of Ghanaâ€, he said: â€œWere saved from the ineptitude and the incompetence of the NDCâ€, he asserted, stressing: â€œGhanaians were saved from the incompetence of John Mahama and his governmentâ€.
Mr Ramadan conceded that although â€œit is not easyâ€ fulfilling all the promises made by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2016 general elections, â€œInshallah, before 7 December 2020, I can beat my chest and tell you that we would have delivered 80 to 90 per cent of the promisesâ€.
For instance, he noted that 275 ambulances have been procured through the $1million-per-constituency programme to ensure that every constituency in Ghana has an ambulance.
In his view, the NDC is repeating its mistakes, adding that the party has not learned its lessons.
â€œEven in opposition, they are still incompetentâ€, Mr Ramadan said. â€œThe NDC should start telling us the alternativeâ€.
In his view, President Akufo-Addo will beat the NDC by an even wider margin in the 2020 elections than what happened in the 2016 polls, since, according to him, the impact of the governmentâ€™s policies would have been felt much better by the ordinary Ghanaian in the coming one-and-a-half years.