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General News of Thursday, 13 October 2016


Ghanaians will sell kids to survive if Mahama wins - Frimpong Boateng

If President John Dramani Mahama wins the December 7 presidential election, Ghanaians will be left with no option than to sell their children to survive because of the untold hardship they will suffer under another four-year term for Mr Mahama, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said.

According to him, the Mahama administration had imposed hardships on Ghanaians in the past four years, a situation which, in his view, makes it imperative to vote out the government to pave way for Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP to take over.

Mr Mahama is seeking re-election for a second term. He is facing competition from other flag bearers such as Mr Akufo-Addo, Mr Ivor Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), and independent candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah.

Mr Frimpong Boateng is of the conviction that among these four, Mr Akufo-Addo is best-placed to take Ghanaians out of the difficulties they are facing.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen political programme on Thursday October 13, Prof Frimpong Boateng said: “They [NDC] should not have even attempted to contest in the elections because they have failed Ghanaians.

“Ghanaians will sell their children before eating if Mahama wins the elections. He (President Mahama) was not prepared for the presidency. He was sitting somewhere when he became the vice president and eventually became the president, so, he was not fully prepared for the presidency. That is why Ghanaians are suffering under him. There is the need for him to have been adequately prepared for the presidency.”

When his attention was drawn to the infrastructural projects undertaken by Mr Mahama and the NDC, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital said: “Infrastructural projects are good, the interchange is good but the value for money is what we are looking at. How much money have you [Government] spent on those projects? We will need to know whether we are getting value for money.”