- Dr. Spio-Garbrah has denied hailing the NPP government’s efforts over the previous Mahama administration
- He says the reports that suggest he did so are misleading and he will take action soon
A former Minister and now presidential candidate hopeful of the National Democratic Congress, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has denied lauding the efforts of the Akufo-Addo administration over the erstwhile Mahama government.
Dr. Spio-Garbrah who had been interviewed on Starr FM this week, was quoted to have said that while the NPP government is not effectively managing the law and order situation in the country, their efforts in managing the economy with regards to inflation, deficits and so on were commendable.
However, Dr. Spio-Garbrah has debunked these reports, saying his comments have been exaggerated by suggesting he praised the NPP government for managing the whole country’s economy better, instead of just the specific areas he mentioned.
The presidential hopeful according to a MyJoyOnline.com report stated: “Misleading and inaccurate headline!! I cited specifically NPP’s better performance with regards to inflation and the budget deficit—these are facts—, but then to note that just those two variables do NOT constitute an “economy” so the headline that “ NPP is doing [better] than NDC in managing the economy” and attributed to me which some media houses are running, is inaccurate.”
He stated that on the contrary, the NPP government was failing in other sectors, pointing to slippage in exchange rates, failure to create jobs and employment, inability to stop the increases in prices of utilities among other things.
He insisted that he never said the NPP government is doing better than the NDC government did, hence the media reports are “deliberately twisted” and he would soon issue a response to them.
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