Don’t use current hardships to do politics, propose alternatives — Nhyiaeso MP to Mahama

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nhyiaeso Constituency, Dr. Stephen Amoah has slammed former President John Dramani Mahama over his recent criticism of the ruling government.

Speaking at the launch of the TEIN App held at the UPSA Auditorium in Accra on Monday, March 21, 2022, the leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) blasted the government for mismanaging and plunging Ghana into an abyss.

While lamenting over how the youth of the country are suffering under the ruling government, John Mahama accused President Akufo-Addo’s administration of introducing poor policies that have failed to benefit the Ghanaian people.

“General incompetence, corruption, and waste of scarce resources have combined to make life simply unbearable for the generality of Ghanaians. No group is perhaps harder hit that the young people of this country. The issues that affect the youth of Ghana who dominate our population are many and in these times of severe economic downturn, they have inevitably been worse off than perhaps any other demographic group in Ghana,” the 2020 presidential candidate of the NDC said.

Reacting to the comments in an interview with Joy FM, Dr. Stephen Amoah admitted that indeed times are hard.

He however cautioned that the former President should not take advantage of the situation to score political points.

“Nobody disputes the fact that Ghana, just like any other country around the globe is going through some sort of hardships and economic crisis. I think we should look at other places if this is not true. For about forty years now, the US is experiencing the highest inflationary rate, UK moved from 1 to 4, which is about 200 per cent,” the Nhyiaeso MP shared.

According to Dr. Amoah, instead of doing politics with the hardships in the country, ex-president John Dramani Mahama should rather proffer alternatives that will help move the country forward.

“So, I think the former President, as much as he is actually saying what is prevailing in terms of hardships in the system, which that one I agree, he is rather doing politics more than trying to analyze issues in the right context and offer better alternative.

“If you go this way then we will all move beyond probably our professional ethics and performance. Even today that policy rate has been increased by about 250 basis points, it is still far lower than what we took over, lending rate is still far lower than what we took over. The economy has met uncontrollable global factors, this is a fact,” Dr. Stephen Amoah stressed.

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