The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) says the Akufo-Addo government performed “below average” in 2017 largely due to cronyism, nepotism, corruption, mismanagement and outright incompetence.
It claimed that the Akufo-Addo government which took over the governance of the country on January 7, 2017 “mastered the art of stealing legally from government coffers”.
According to the PPP, corruption allegations against the government and its officials were “swept under the carpet” without proper investigations and proper accountability.
In its assessment of the Akufo-Addo government in 2017, the PPP held the current government just as the previous ones Ghana has had since 1993, cannot develop the country as they are clueless about how to do that.
The PPP said the government is repeating the mistakes of the John Mahama administration, indicating “Promises made to Ghanaians during the 2016 electioneering campaign by the NPP have, upon assumption of office, been postponed, adjusted, and in most cases completely reneged upon. Not a single promise has been honoured in its entirety as at the end of 2017”.
It has thus urged Ghanaians to be awake, read between the lines and make the right choices in the next elections.
In its view, inflation of government contracts are worse off than that of previous regimes, adding ethnocentric comments and partisan bigotry are still rife with impunity among public officials.
A statement issued and signed by the General Secretary of the PPP, Murtala Mohammed underscored the need for the Akufo-Addo-led NPP Government to tackle the liquidity problem in the country.
That, the PPP said would make living in Ghana easy for the average Ghanaian” as times are harder nowadays”.
“Government must translate the so-called economic gains from our oil discovery into the pockets of poor Ghanaians.