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General News of Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Four more years under 'reckless' Mahama will be disastrous - NPP

President Mahama President Mahama

The acting General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party John Boadu has called on Ghanaians to vote out the Mahama-led administration, saying the country cannot endure another four years under his “reckless” governance.

Addressing a press conference at the party’s head office Wednesday, Boadu alleged that Ghana has backslided in the last eight years with the current administration squandering the resources that could have been used to turn the fortunes of the country around.

“Ghana today is worse than Ghana in 2012, Ghana in 2012 was worse than 2008, it has been eight years of backsliding, of wasted opportunities and squandered resources. Will Ghanaians want to give NDC 12 consecutive years in office?

“Today in Ghana, government borrows money not to build but to pay off debts, today in Ghana, Ghanaians are taxed and taxed so government funds reckless spending… No country in the world has caused such a disastrous figure,” Boadu said.

Lordina sharing goodies

The opposition also questioned the recent humanitarian gestures by First Lady Lordina Mahama.

According to the party, the office of the First Lady must make public her sources of funding.

"The NPP is all for charity work but we also have the right to question the timing of the escalation of the First Lady’s gift sharing expedition and the volumes of the gift being shared.

“The wife of the President has taken over the structures of the party in the Brong Ahafo region and sharing gifts to who she thinks deserve it. We don’t know the source of those gifts,” Mr. Boadu said.

He added: “Mrs. Mahama is effectively the Chief Director of gifts, the wife of the President of the Republic is going around the country with a fleet of trucks full of goodies which she is sharing for votes which runs into millions of dollars, Ghanaians deserve to know, how much is being spent, who is paying for it and where is the money coming from.”