Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

A former Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea has said that he feels embarrassed looking at the situation the people of Ghana find themselves under the leadership of the Nana Addo led government.

He said this today, June 27, when he appeared on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana with Dr. Randy Abbey as a host for a paper review.

His comments wer necessitated by a question by the host, that how would he, Nana Akomea tell Ghanaians who were watching the programme before the NPP won power in 2016 regarding their current economic condition.

“It’s a very simple explanation. You have to ask those who are incharg. Because the things we said we would do they are sectors, and there are people who are incharg. there are people incharg of agriculture. And there are people incharg of trade and industry. There have people in charge of agriculture in the previous government that we said they were not doing well anytime food prices went up. There are people incharg of finance anytime the cedi fell we said they were not doing well. There are still people incharg of those sectors”, he explained.

“Some sent me something and I laughed. They said Nana Akomea said the government was going to pay rent. And now we can’t find him. We will do Aluta and against him… I didn’t communicate those decisions on my behalf. This is what the party said it would do. So probably, if you want to know what is happening, you have the go to the ministry incharg of rent. Incharg of works and housing”, Nana Akomea added.  

Asked by the host if those things embarrassed him, he answered, “Absolutely!”

So several government appointees have declared that there is hardship in the country, including a leading member of the party, Gabby Otchere-Darko, has said he is not against the government seeking economic support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to him, any move or plan by the government to go to the IMF for a programme would be a matter of principle.

“Am I against an IMF programme in principle? No. I am not for an IMF programme that throws peanuts at us but imposes conditions that will end up hurting the poor, jobs and businesses more.

“Covid-19 and War in Ukraine are not of Africa’s doing, but more to our doom. A programme that pretends it is all our doing is doomed to fail,” he tweeted on Monday, June 27.

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