Politics of Friday, 17 January 2014
New Patriotic Party Former Member of Parliament for Asokwa constituency, Maxwell Kofi Jumah has described as a sham the so-called Better Ghana Agenda mantra of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He said the empty slogan was only meant to deceive Ghanaians into voting for the NDC which hitherto was very hungry in opposition.
“We are not in a Better Ghana but a Better Mahama, family and friends Ghana,” he stressed.
Kofi Jumah made the comment on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday.
The NDC in the heat of the 2008 electioneering campaign promised a Better Ghana if voted to power. It accused the NPP led by former President John Agyekum Kufuor of corruption and also exacerbating the socio-economic hardship in the country.
It promised to do the exact opposition of what it accused the NPP off, improve all sectors of the economy and make life very comfortable for Ghanaians when it comes to power.
But five years in power according to Kofi Jumah, the NDC led by President John Mahama has created, looted and shared all state assets with his family and friends.
He said government has failed to fulfill all the numerous promises it made to Ghanaians but is rather recklessly spending tax payers monies.
The former Asokwa MP intimated that corruption under the Mahama-led administration has been given a facelift as he claims even appointees in government engage in the act without fear or favour.
To buttress his point, Kofi Jumah cited the infamous GYEEDA, SUBA and judgement debt scandal as examples of corrupt deals under President Mahama.
The former NPP MP could not fathom why a socio-democratic government like the NDC is rather milking the state instead of improving the lives of the citizenry.
Kofi Jumah said he is not surprised about the performance of government because a government founded on propaganda can never thrive.