I listened to Mahama make a promise which is bordering on the unbelievable if not ridiculous.

According to the Incompetent One, if Ghanaians give him power, he would ensure that there would be an injection of $10 billion into developing our infrastructure.

He also states that over 400,000 jobs would be created out of this ‘brilliant’ idea and only needs to be in office to roll out this strategy.

This sent me on a not-so-nostalgic journey down memory lane. Mahama in cahoots with Rowland Agambire pulled the wool over our eyes with a Hope City project which the duo said would lead to millions of crestfallen unemployed youth getting employed.

The designs were a delight to watch. The beautiful scenery, high rise edifices with state-of-the-art architectural features of the City would give Ghana a status only a few in Africa could compete with.

The Hope City, it turned out, became a City of Desolation. There was no hope in the Hope City enterprise as it crumbled even before it began.

The Hope City project was to cost Ghana $10 billion, the same amount John Mahama is promising to inject into the economy infrastructure-wise.

It is as though he could sit in his house and print $10 billion for this more than overambitious promise.

For someone whose incompetent handling of the economy led to despondency on the part of the thousands of youth, leading to the formation of the Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana, how can he promise to create these number of jobs?

We were promised jobs before Mills/Mahama came and it turned out to be phantom ones. Folks, the idea is to promise to build bridges at places where there are no water bodies.

In fact, Mahama will promise paradise for Ghanaians just so he can become president again, but it is not lost on us that not even a fraction of these juicy promises would be fulfilled.

President Akufo-Addo has performed beyond expectations and deserves another tenure in office to continue developing this country. Ghana is in capable hands. Four more for Nana Addo to do more for Ghanaians, especially the next generation.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.


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