The National Democratic Congress (NDC), the opposition party, has been cautioned by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to be truthful in its evaluations of Ghana’s economic situation.
Notwithstanding its good management of the Ghanaian economy, the NDC, in the NPP’s opinion, has become accustomed to hiding the government’s economic advantages by dishonest means, a habit the NPP wants the NDC to stop.
The NDC’s thirst for power cannot be quenched by lies, according to Stephen Ntim, national chairman of the NPP, in a speech on Tuesday.
“The NDC must desist from the habit and strategy of deceit in its quest for power. Such methods are often short-term but have long-term ramifications for democracy, public confidence, and, not least, the global perception and embrace of our dear country, Ghana”, Mr Ntim stated.
The NPP continues by saying that the NDC’s ruse won’t convince the government to give up on trying to improve its economic performance.
“Let me end by passing this piece of advice through you to the NDC. As a political party, the NDC has a sacred responsibility, to be honest, and upfront with Ghanaians in all things”, he said.
Stephen Ntim asked party members to help spread the NPP’s goodwill in this manner.
“I call on the rank and file of the NPP to arise and mobilise behind our government to defeat the onslaught of the NDC propaganda. This means that all of us in the NPP, from polling stations upward, must become canvassers and communicators to help disabuse the minds of our fellow Ghanaians from the misinformation that the NDC is feeding the nation.”
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout and the historic Debt Exchange Program aside, the NPP has praised the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia administration for its careful handling of Ghana’s economy.
According to Stephen Ntim, the current, crushing economic crisis is not caused by the inept economic management team, as the opposition National Democratic Congress has claimed, but rather by the impacts of Covid-19 and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict.