July 12, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Dade Kotopon, Nii Amasah Namoale has advised the New Patriotic Party (NPP) not to look far for answers to their claim of Ghana’s broken economy, but rather lay the blame squarely at the door steps of the 2012 Presidential Candidate of their party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo.

He said, Nana Akufo-Addo and his cohorts are in court for a very flimsy reason which has created a severe state of panic among investors, both local and foreign, a situation the MP said has challenged the economy.

The MP reminded Ghanaians of the mayhem caused by supporters of the NPP at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle soon after the Electoral Commissioner; Dr. KwadwoAfariGyan had declared John DramaniMahama as president-elect of the December 7 and 8 polls.

Though admitting that the challenges facing the economy isnot insurmountable, Hon Namoale maintained that the NPP’s earlier violent posturing has left an indelible mark on the minds of businessmen and women, local and international of an uncertain environment in the country.

The former Deputy Minister of Agriculture in charge of Fisheries, whiles partly admitting that the economy is under some challenges said “they caused it and so they should spare Ghanaians of the noise they are making about the economy.”

Touching on the ongoing election petition hearing, the Dade Kotopon MP advised the NPP to be focused on their fruitless quest to get some votes obtained by John Mahama annulled, rather than bothering Ghanaians with issues about the economy which was the making of Nana Akufo-Addo.

He assured Ghanaians of President Mahama’s resolve to address key challenges facing the nation in spite of the ‘incessant noise’ being made by elements within the NPP.

The NPP on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 organized a press conference in which they blamed the Mahama-led administration for mismanaging the economy and describing the 2013 budget as ‘hogwash’.

Source: The Al Hajj