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Why Ghana needs the septuagenarian Akufo-Addo more than the sexagenarian Mahama


Ex-President Rawlings once expressed the conspicuous when he uncovered during the 2019 NDC Cadre’s meeting at Ejisu in Ashanti Region that in spite of the fact that the heads of NDC disgustingly purchased their way to the head of the stepping stool, they can’t win the 2020 general races accentuation mine (see: NDC pioneers realize they can’t win 2020 decisions – Rawlings; kasapafmonline.com/ghanaweb.com, 30/09/2019).

All things considered, I can’t help but concur with previous President Rawlings on that announcement. I wager NDC would have had a superior potential for success in 2020 if the gathering Delegates had chosen an alternate flagbearer rather than Mahama.

All the more in this way, we can neither deny nor overlook the way that Ex-President Mahama appallingly fumbled Ghana’s economy by moving the financial development of 14% in 2011 to 3.4% and single digit swelling to 15.4% by December 2016.

Take, for example, a lump of Ghana’s scant assets was squandered on questionable judgment obligation installments, suspected to be around GH800 million, including the GH51.2 million to Woyome, $30 million to the Waterville and $325,000 to Isofoton which brought about the uncommon decrease of capital consumption, and as an outcome, most contractual workers were not paid by the recent NDC organization.

In addition, Mahama’s legislature couldn’t activate our incomes effectively as any semblance of previous President Mahama’s sibling, Ibrahim Mahama, was found sidestepping import duties to the tune of GH12 million.

Incredibly, the Mahama’s legislature wilfully twisted $175 million credit office made sure about in 2012 which was to give seven locale clinics.

The great individuals of Ghana were stunned deep down when over GH200 million SADA reserves contributed on trees burned to the ground and guinea fowls bafflingly traveled to the close by Burkina Faso suddenly and completely.

Truly, yet for President Akufo-Addo’s fortuitous mediation, Mahama’s organization would have amazingly parted with over 58% of Ghana’s bauxite to loved ones pretty much seven days before leaving power.

Perceiving Ghanaians, truth be told, became tired of the amazingly unforgiving conditions in the midst of defilement charges (Bus marking, Brazil World Cup, SADA, SUBA, GYEEDA, SSNIT, MASLOC, NCA, Ford Expedition Vehicle, among others).

Obviously, in this manner, on seventh December 2016, observing Ghanaians found in NPP, a savior, in whom they rested their supreme trust to liberate them from the Mahama government’s indefensible monetary subjugation.

Psyche you, the insightful pundits can’t be a long way from directly for recommending that if recognizing Ghanaians had not thoughtfully interceded by indicating the loathsome monetary chiefs (NDC) the exit through widespread grown-up testimonial, the horrendous mistakes in dynamic and the wild defilement would have cleared out Ghana off the world guide suddenly and completely.

Given the conditions, we can unquestionably derive that perceiving Ghanaians settled on the correct decision on seventh December 2016 by choosing the septuagenarian Nana Akufo-Addo and resigning the moderately aged John Dramani Mahama.

Truth should anyway be told, to be chosen as a leader of a nation is a day to day existence opportunity benefit which accompanies delicious features and gigantic duties.

Hence, in a perfect world, somebody with tremendous educational experience, an index of appropriate employable abilities, an arrangement of applicable capabilities, attempted and tried competency and imperative information should be a reasonable contender for the position given the total significance connected to the administration.

That being stated, the development of majority rules system has stimulated each solid grown-up Ghanaian to go after such a significant position.

Deplorably, in any case, we are, usually, been choosing ‘a crescent’ of careless authorities whose lone distraction is to sink the country more profound and more profound into the soil through ineptitude and unbridled debasement.

It is, surely, an evident truth that we decide to practice our democratic rights by choosing a president in expectation that the said pioneer will frame a considerable government to run the issues of the nation to the advantage of one and all.

However, that being stated, it would be completely off-base for anybody to recommend for a second that each pioneer can judiciously guide the country to the correct bearing whenever given the chance.

It is to some degree deceptive, actually, for cynics to contend that all legislators are a similar when in power and along these lines there is no compelling reason to change starting with one then onto the next.

Reality, in any case, is that the doubters sentiment of anger with the current political elements is something shared by numerous Ghanaian electorates.

However, on the other hand, the pundits air shows up to some degree careless, on the grounds that government officials have various degrees of demeanor, capability, experience, information, aptitudes and capacities, so they are rarely the equivalent, in actuality.

Regardless, there is sufficient proof to counter the cynics who demand that government officials are a similar when in power.

Take, for example, President Kufuor, who worked diligently to move Ghana from the Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) status to a Lower Middle Income status when he took over from previous President Rawlings in 2001 can’t be alluded to as a laid-back pioneer.

It is very much recorded that “during the year 2001, obligation as a level of the GDP was unreasonably high and devastating as well as denied Ghanaians from cash which might have been utilized for required formative and social tasks”.

The reality however, is, the advantages of the HIPC were “phenomenal during the Kufuor’s system from (2001-2008).

Macroeconomic pointers started to settle and Ghana’s obligation stock was fundamentally diminished by about $4 billion inside that period (BOG).

There were Rapid infrastructural improvements just as social and strategy changes. Ghana was then moved from a HIPC economy to a center pay economy under the Kufuor organization (Mutaka Alolo, 2012).

Before the finish of 2008, Ghana’s economy had been quadrupled to US$ 28 billion, a time of eight years under the NPP. The normal GDP development of the NDC from 1993-2000 was 3.8% while that of the NPP from 2001-2008 was5.2% with monetary development arriving at 6.3% in 2007 (Daily Guide, 2016).

Disappointingly, be that as it may, during the Mills/Mahama’s eight years, they figured out how to remove the great establishment laid by President Kufuor and his NPP government.

Take, for instance, under Mahama’s administration, Ghana’s complete obligation expanded from GH¢9.5 billion to an amazing GH¢122.4 billion before the finish of December 2016 with a little to show for.

This implies about 93% (for example GHC113 billion) of Ghana’s all out obligation since autonomy was aggregated under NDC government from 2009-2016.

Note that the beforehand single digit expansion and spending deficiency multiplied cosmically.

To be very legitimate, Ghana went into the pains of financial breakdown because of bungle and wanton debasement under the initiative of Ex-President Mahama.

Take, for instance, Ghana’s monetary development eased back for the fourth successive year to an expected 3.4% in 2015 from 4% in 2014 as energy apportioning (dumsor), high swelling, and continuous financial solidification burdened monetary movement (World Bank, 2016).

In addition, the high expansion rate stay raised at 18.5% in February 2016 contrasted with 17.7% in February 2015, even after the Central Bank’s 500 bps strategy rate climbs (the swelling remained at 15.8 percent as of October 2016).

Moreover, President Mahama’s coarse government hauled the monetary development from around 14 percent in 2011 to around 3.4 percent as of December 2016.

So who says that all legislators are a similar when in power?

Actually, it would be generally uncalled for to put for example, Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah and J. J. Rawlings in a similar bushel and look at their accomplishments.

For if nothing by any means, Dr Nkrumah was a gallant industrialist who assembled several manufacturing plants and just for President Rawlings to off burden all to his cohorts through his to some degree pointless Economic Recovery and Divestiture Implementation Programs.

In a similar vein, it would be endlessly preposterous to put President Kufuor and President Mahama on similar platform regarding the execution of social mediations.

For if nothing by any means, President Kufuor and his NPP government sober-mindedly presented the free Maternal Care, the School Feeding Program, the National Health Insurance Scheme, the Mass Transport System, the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), the National Youth Employment Program, presently known as GYEDA, and numerous other social mediations.

In like manner, it will be garbled to place Akufo-Addo and Mahama in a similar bushel. This is on the grounds that, the previous has judiciously presented significant approaches and projects in under four years in power, while the later neglected to present a solitary social intercession in eight years.

What’s more, before the malignant Covid, the Akufo-Addo’s administration figured out how to move Ghana’s monetary development from a baffling 3.4% under previous President Mahama to around 8%.

Also, the already twofold digit swelling (15.8 in December 2016) was diminished radically to around 9.5% inside a short space of time.

My dearest peruser, OK be sufficiently earnest and name only a solitary social mediation that has been actualized by President Mahama and his NDC apparatchiks who guarantee to be social democrats?

Indeed, it would just take a disputatious character to challenge the way that the NDC dependable, who invest heavily in the social popularity based philosophy, are not in the matter of advancing the government assistance of the majority.

One would have believed that people who pride themselves as social democrats will be amazingly compassionate to the necessities of the majority, yet this isn’t the situation with the NDC as a gathering.

There is no denying or concealing the way that the past Mahama government wilfully dropped/fallen th


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