According to Justin Frimpong Koduah, general secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), the country’s current economic predicament would have been worse under an NDC administration.
Since 2022, the nation has had a downturn, and the government is currently restructuring its debt and asking the IMF for a $3 billion rescue (IMF).
Addressing the media, Mr. Koduah said that despite economic difficulties, Ghanaians still have faith in the government and express hope that they will surpass the eight in the 2024 elections.
The NPP’s main scribe claimed that the NDC would not have been able to control the economy even without the effects of COVID-19 and the Russian-Ukrainian war.
“Ghanaians still have confidence in this government despite the economic challenges, because they know that between the NDC and the NPP, NPP are better managers of the economy than the NDC. Ghanaians also appreciate the fact that had it not been NPP in power, and if it were the NDC, the situation would have been worse off than what we are experiencing now. I’m telling you if NDC were in government, the situation would have been worse off”.
He added, “Even without any COVID-19 or Russian-Ukraine war, they [NDC] wouldn’t have been able to manage the economy well. We saw what happened under H. E. President John Mahama’s tenure– four years of ‘Dumsor, the scrapping of the teacher/nursing trainee allowances, among others”.
Mr. Koduah called on Ghanaians to exercise restraint assuring that the country will come out of the challenges soon.