The Caucus for Democratic Governance, Ghana (CDG-GH) has accused President Akufo-Addo of raping the public purse contrary to his promise to the Ghanaians he would protect it.
According to the Civil Society Organisation (CSO), it has since the 2016 general election monitored to see if the promise given by the President prior to the 2016 election on protecting the public purse would be achieved.
They say after five years, what they have seen shows clearly that the story has been different under a government that has borrowed GHS250 billion since taking power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Bemoaning the fact that every Ghanaian now owes more than GHS10,000 due to the country’s debt stock, CDG-GH insists the government of President Akufo-Addo has failed Ghanaians.
Juxtaposing the suffering of the masses to the recent extravagant trip of the President that cost the taxpayer close to GHS3 million, CDG-GH says “the President`s pledge to protect public purse, has now turned into a pledge for reckless dissipation of public purse.”
In the latest press release from the CSO, it adds, “His Presidential budget of 3,1 billion, in 2020 leaves woefully inadequate budget allocation for strategic MDA`s development projects. The 88 hospitals promised last year did not see the light of day and is now one of the many lies and deceit by Nana Addo`s Government.”
Insisting that Ghana does not need Presidents who are more British than Ghanaian with diverse connections to International Agencies and Organizations, CDG-GH warns that the country is running backwards and needs an immediate paradigm shift.
“We need committed leaders who come to offer true services and development to Ghana; not those who come on pleasure trips, to plunder, rape, and destroy the country. Indeed Ghana is worse off than we were in the ’60s. Ghana is running backwards,” CDG-GH concludes.
Below is the full press release from CDG-GH:
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo