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General News of Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Source: XYZ

‘Vote for Mahama if you want progress‘ – Ambassador Sinare to Ghanaians

Ghana’s former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and National Vice Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Said Sinare is urging Ghanaians to vote for former President John Mahama in the 2020 general elections if they want to see total transformation in the country.

The former Ghana Ambassador to Egypt believes the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has failed Ghanaians, stressing the economy is in shambles despite the promises president Akufo-Addo made to Ghanaians prior to the 2016 elections.

Alhaji Sinare told Mugbe Maase, host of Inside Politics on Radio XYZ that Mr Mahama’s performance while he was Ghana’s president far outweighs the NPP’s – the reason the NDC needs to be brought back to power.

“Vote for Mahama if you want progress in this country…The man has performed [and] I’ve been in this game for about 30 years and I know what I’m saying,” he said as he urged the party’s supporters to be united and vigorously campaign for the re-election of Mr Mahama.

To him, “John Mahama is the best candidate” who can bring back the NDC to power, adding the infrastructure development the erstwhile NDC embarked on were massive and helped transform the economy.

He said the economy the NDC government bequeathed to the NPP is being mismanaged and that, Ghanaians have missed Mr Mahama because of “his track record.”

He went on to say that the Cedi keeps declining because the NPP is clueless and can’t manage the country’s currency as the NDC did.

Alhaji Sinare firtfur said Ghanaians ought to “change that change” they made in 2016 since the government is underperforming in the economic sector.

The business community is bemoaning the depreciation of the cedi and affecting their capital. The currency was described last week by Bloomberg, a financial news media giant, as one of the worst performing currencies in the world after declining freely for weeks.

Currently it is trading for 5.40 against the dollar. It has created panic among the public who fear it could further depreciate to 6 cedis to the US dollar by the end of this month.