General News of Friday, 25 October 2013
A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) communications team, Richard Asante Yeboah, says life under the Mahama-led administration is “hopeless”.
He intimated that incompetence under President John Mahama has reached a crescendo and there seem to be no end in sight.
“It is unthinkable that the once robust economy has been reduced to nothing and yet government continues to lie to Ghanaians”, Asante Yeboah intimated, adding that given the present economic woes “we will all be dead before Mahama gets to 4th gear”.
Asante Yeboah was reacting to President John Mahama’s plea to critics to be patient with his ‘infant’ government.
Addressing a durbar of chiefs and people of Ofaakor in the Central Region Friday, October 25, after inspecting a-200-acre land for the construction of 50 Senior High Schools, the President said his government is in the “first gear” and will soon change to the “forth gear” for accelerated development.
The inspection of the land was to kick start the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) campaign promise to build 200 day Senior High Schools, 50 each year before the end of their four year tenure.
But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, Richard Asante Yeboah said President Mahama’s inspection of a land handed over by chiefs was “cheap populism”.
According to him, the Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong could have received it on his [Mahama’s] behalf “but as usual, he wants to be seen to be working so he will waste tax payers money on this fruitless exercise”.
Asante Yeboah stated empathically that the building of 200 schools will never come to fruition under a government, which could not provide “common chalk” to facilitate teaching and learning in schools.
The NPP man claimed suicide rate has gone up in the country because of the serious economic crisis under President Mahama.
He said the comment by President Mahama was a concession that the governing NDC has mismanaged the economy.