Don’t compare your ‘useless government’ to Nkrumah’s – Mahama to Akufo-Addo

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Former President John Mahama has fired salvos at president Akufo-Addo, describing his administration as “useless”.

Speaking at a rally at Ashaiman, Mr. Mahama in the Twi dialect said the Akufo-Addo’s administration is only good at “propaganda” to project its achievements.

“All they do is propaganda. They keep saying ‘we have achieved every promise we made. We are the best government since independence, not even Nkrumah can match up to us’, this useless government and you compare yourself to Nkrumah?” the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer stated.

Mahama says his party has what it takes to clean up the “mess and rot created” by the Akufo-Addo administration.

Addressing a durbar of chiefs and people of Adjei Kojo in the Tema West constituency, as part of his five-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region, Mr Mahama said the NDC is very much aware of the mess that has been created by the Akufo-Addo administration since assuming office in January 2017.

He was surprised at how the Akufo-Addo regime ended up creating its mess, given that it inherited a sound economy from the Mahama administration.

“In 2016, I passed the ESLA which is the Energy Sector Levy Act and that act alone in 2017 brought in GHC3 billion. And who inherited that money? President Akufo-Addo inherited that money. I set up the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund and I put seed money of $270 million and I left it to President Akufo-Addo. where is that money? When Covid happened, but for the Stabilisation Fund that was set up in my time, the 1.2 billion that they had taken from the Covid fund to provide food for the people, to provide PPEs for people and stimulus packages for people, if I hadn’t set up that Fund, we wouldn’t have gotten that 1.2 billion”, he said.

Mr Mahama said his government also left behind more than $300 million in the Sinking Fund, adding all of these are verifiable. “How much is he going to leave for President Mahama in 2021?, he asked.

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