The 2016 Flag-bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo has accused the governing National Democratic Congress of messing up the economy left by former President John Kufuor.
Addressing party members in the United Kingdom (UK) on Sunday, Akufo-Addo said Communicators of the NDC are twisting the facts on the ground as far as the economy is concerned, for their own purposes.
“The vaunted NDC propaganda machine is going around telling the communities in Ghana that they have been so skillful in managing the affairs of our country: so much more skillful than the mean NPP [that] when you send your pounds back home, now they get many more Cedis than they got before.
“And that’s all due to the excellent way in which the NDC is managing the economy,” the former Attorney General told his UK audience.
According to him, “in 2008 when we were in office, a pound fetched you 1 Cedi 75 pesewas, today a pound fetches you 5 Cedis, so it shows you that ‘edey bee k3k3’,” he mocked.
“That is the way forward,” he said, adding: “But of course the information doesn’t go along with the fact that kerosene, which was a gallon at 3 Cedis 25 when Kufuor was in office is now nearly 12 Cedis a gallon.”
“That one they’ve forgotten about how the Cedi has depreciated. But this is what is going on at home.”
source : starrfmonline.com