Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ashanti Region’s Suame Constituency, has asserted that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is better at running the nation’s affairs than the former National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to him, the NDC government had performed horribly based on the records that were available, even in the absence of pressing issues like the Russian-Ukrainian war, whose aftereffects the NPP administration is currently coping with.
Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu referred to the economic performance of former president John Dramani Mahama’s government, saying that because of poor economic management, the country was importing necessities like food from its neighbors.
On March 21, 2023, he highlighted this in an interview on Okay FM’s Adea Akye Bia show monitored by Ghanatodayonline.com, “Even with Covid, we’ve done 300% better than under NDC, so if those people come and speak about things like things… someone will say the book doesn’t lie, so the records are there.
“We didn’t witness Covid or the Russian-Ukrainian War during the NDC administration, therefore you can trace their records from President Mills to President Mahama’s administration and contrast them with Akufo- Addo’s.
What was the GDP growth rate for President Mahama’s most recent three years, 2014, 2015, and 2016? Even in the absence of the Russian-Ukrainian War and Covid-19, his time in government was 3.4%. “Akufo Addo served in office for 8.3% of 2017 and 6.9% of 2018,” Kyei Mensah stated.
The lawmaker who also serves as the minister for parliamentary affairs added that the NPP administration has improved on economic performance by launching a number of initiatives to support the citizens’ economic well-being and make sure that all of the important economic indicators are going in the right direction.