Former Western Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Boahen Aidoo has described President John Mahama’s ongoing “Accounting to the People tour” throughout the country as an exercise in futility.
He alleges that the NDC administration after contracting some political experts to carry out two independent surveys on the President’s chances of clinching victory in the November 7 elections have received bleak reports.
“All the two survey reports submitted to the NDC concluded that they have already lost the elections hence President Mahama’s initiative to embark on a last minute campaign to throw dust in the eyes of the electorate”, he added.
He said on Asankrangwa based Royal FM that the introduction of higher taxes coupled with high inflation rate and growing unemployment is stalling economic growth and national development.
Hon. Aidoo laments, the high cost of living and the inability of some Ghanaian parents’ to pay their wards’ school fees at all levels of education is the result of government’s mismanagement of the national economy.” According the international community including the United Kingdom has lost confidence in our national economy due to mismanagement hence Ghanaians’ decision to vote the NDC out in the next general elections”.
Reacting to Hon. Boahen Aidoo’s submission, Deputy Coordinator for the National Disaster Management Organisation, Hon. Joseph Yammin explained that the President’s “Accounting to the people tour” is in definition of government’s resolve to ensure probity and accountability and an evidence-based governmental performance in justification of the mandate given to the NDC by Ghanaians.
President John Dramani Mahama made a pact with the sovereign people of Ghana in 2012 to deliver on their mandate in a manner that will change lives and transform our nation, Ghana. He has since been delivering on this mandate with a sense of urgency by embarking on a robust infrastructural development drive. He is also quick to publicize his projects; something that has generated lots of arguments from people who see these publicity activities as unnecessary.
Joseph Yammin said since education is the surest path to victory over ignorance, poverty and inequality, Ghanaians must be well informed in order to cast a wise ballot and reckons it is a prudent move by the President. “The era where people were misinformed to coerce them to vote for politicians must stop”, he opined.