A political scientist at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford V. Gyampo, has told the story of how a popular church elder known for his affiliation with the NPP broke down in church.
The NPP church elder whose name has not been given, is said to have broken down during a sermon in church over what he called “hard times in Ghana”.
He is said to have confessed in the Twi language: “...enuanom, me y3 NPP ni paa, na mmom Ghana ay3 din!” ; to wit: “...my brothers and sisters, I am an avid NPP supporter, but truth is, Ghana’s economy is so bad now”.
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Professor Gyampo made this narration on his Facebook page, detailing how harsh the economy has been in recent times.
His point was that if a popular NPP man who was also a church elder, and an importer, had to confess that the he was facing hard times, then indeed, the economy was having a bad effect on Ghanaians.
Professor Gyamfo further commented that denying the fact that Ghanaians were facing severe economic hardship was insensitive.
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He wrote: “When people are suffering, u don’t tell them u are better managers than the NDC. Comparing your performance to a regime that suffered such a monumental defeat is a tacit admission of failure and mediocrity.
"Times are tough. Appointees and those around the corridors of power who are fully catered for by the state with the tax payer’s money, may not appreciate this.
"Last Sunday at church, an elder who was preaching broke down and confessed as follows “enuanom, me y3 NPP ni paa, na mmom Ghana ay3 din”! This is an importer who complained bitterly about how the exchange rate is killing business men and woman. To tell me he is lying is insensitive."
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Many Ghanaians have lamented what they say is high unemployment and the depreciation of the cedi against the dollar and other international currencies in recent times.
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But the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has slammed critics of the economy, claiming that though the cedi has depreciated, Ghana’s economy is growing stronger.
However, the NPP Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has said the government is to blame for the cedi deprecation.
He said President Akufo-Addo and Bawumia are not being truthful with the issues concerning the cedi depreciation.
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