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General News of Tuesday, 24 September 2019


FLASHBACK: Government lacks direction - Nana Addo

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Presidential candidate of the NPP in 2010, Nana Akufo-Addo, during one of his campaign tours to the Upper East Region, ahead of the 2012 polls, expressed disappointment in then ruling Mahama-led government.

He among other things, chastised the NDC for riding on the back of propaganda to win power, reason he said, they were finding it difficult to live up to their pledges.

Mr. Akufo-Addo was convinced that the Mahama-led government lacked direction, a thing he promised to address if he was given the chance to come into office. He was also certain that the challenges confronting the citizenry, when voted into power, would be addressed.

Having been defeated by the NDC’s candidate, Evans Atta Mills, on two occasions, Mr. Akufo-Addo finally got the chance to win 2016 Presidential election, defeating then President, John Mahama.

Akufo Addo, had severally, condemned then President, John Dramani Mahama, for abandoning several projects by the Kufuor administration, in fact, John Mahama was described by the NPP as Incompetent and highly corrupt.

Today, however, several people have castigated, in various instances, the Akufo-Addo-led administration over some decisions they have taken.

Read the full story originally published on September 24, 2010 on Ghanaweb

Government lacks direction - Nana Addo

The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has criticized the NDC government for what he says is lack of direction for the country.

He says several social intervention programmes started by the Kufuor administration have been rejected by the NDC.

Nana Addo was speaking at the start of a two day tour of the Upper West region.

Joy FM’s Upper West Regional Correspondent Rafik Salam reports that the NPP flagbearer maintained that the governing party rode on the backs of propaganda to come to power and was now finding it difficult to live up to its standards.

The 2008 presidential candidate of the NPP also expressed concern about the president’s aloofness to topical issues in the country citing the raging controversy stirred by the ruling party’s Chairman, Dr Kwabena Adjei who called on the Chief Justice to purge the judiciary of corruption and bias or have the party do that for her.

Nana Addo believes the taciturn comment – The judiciary is independent and I have no such intention – by the president in response to a question as to whether he intended to purge the judiciary, was not good enough.

In his view, the president ought to have exacted his authority and spoken clearly on the issue to clear all doubts and reassure the judiciary, emphasise its sanctity and court public trust for the institution.

Nana Akufo-Addo dispelled suggestions the opposition party was an Akan party, reminding residents of the Upper West Region that the NPP has its roots in northern parts of the country.

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