- Some Ghanaians are angry over what they say is the excruciating hardship in the country
- Tens of thousands of social media posts have been highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy
- Conveners of the social media protest are set to hit the streets on May 9
- In the meantime, Gabby Otchere Darko admitted things are tough in the country
- But they will get better
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A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, says he missed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in power.
According to him, those were the times “when every year petrol prices went up by a quarter. When electricity and water prices also did their best to compete - on top of school fees.”
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Otchere Darko said the NDC knew how to fix prices.
That notwithstanding, he admitted that things are tough in the country, but they will get better.
“Things are tough, here, there, everywhere around the globe. But, they will get better. Keep faith. Don’t tempt fate!” he stated.
Otchere Darko’s post comes in the wake of a social media protest by some unhappy Ghanaians over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry through the hashtag “Fixthecountry”.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
Otchere Darko’s post sparked series of reactions from his follows and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
Betty Jayn wrote: “I wonder why politicians always refer to their opponents as having the worst record when it comes to the way they make the citizens suffer with their bad governance.
Politicians are all the same. Their objective in governance is to enrich themselves regardless of the consequences of their actions on the citizenry.
In fact, I get really bored when they start pointing fingers at the other as being the worse.
You have been voted into office to make things better, not to compare your bad governance to another bad one and try to paint yourselves white.”
Akossua Domite said: “Irony of life. If NDC can complain these global crises, then we were very soft.”
Ivy Evans asked: “Keep faith? Eeeeiiiii.. this is the worst government. Seems like a bunch of people who do not know their left from their right. It's as if you guys have decided to play ludo with our lives.
Accommodation and rent is stupidly high and yet, no sensible government official has even thought of making rules to help the masses cos most of them are evil landlords themselves. My worst mistake in this life is being a Loyal lady and voting for Akuffo Addo.”
Collins Amoah stated: “Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko honestly speaking this is not what we promise Ghanaians the hardship skyrocket taxes is too much , So can't this Govt learn from then John Agyekum style of Governance ? Kindly admit the fact that Akuffo Addo Government have fails us Big time and never agian would such thing happen again in our political cycle.
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The mischievous Agenda to silence the media would one day turn against your Government where " Bay of Blood " await you ahead. This is not Busia, Kuffour NPP we know of .”
Cecil Kwabena stated: “Keep faith? This is too funny. Prime minister your government is a big failure and a scam. A bag of cement is 5O cedis, fuel price was 21cedis in January, today it’s 27 cedis. Helooooooooo PM.”
Speaking at the annual conference of the party’s Professional Forum in Accra last Thursday, Mahama called for the need to deploy astute professionals and educated members of the party to monitor the 2024 general elections.
That, he said will ensure the elections are not stollen.
“We must ensure that we have more professionals and more educated people coming into play in respect of policing and monitoring the elections at the grassroots level,” Mahama, who’s the party presidential candidate in the 2020 general elections urged.
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