- Gabby Asare Otchere Darko believes the Akufo-Addo administration is doing an incredible job amid the global economic crisis due to COVID-19
- He said things are undoubtedly tough in the country due to the crisis
- But they will get better amid growing calls on the administration to fix the country’s teething challenges
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A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, has stated that former President John Dramani is “still lurking in the shadows” waiting for another chance to fix things.
Otchere Darko’s comments come at the time some unhappy Ghanaians launched an online protest—#FixTheCountry to vent their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on Twitter and other social media platforms highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
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“Now, you see why I miss the NDC in office,” Otchere Darko stated in a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh.
“They know how to fix prices proper. First 4yrs under Akufo-Addo our petrol prices went up by 24%. The 4yrs under Mahama petrol prices shot up by 92%. The 4yrs under Mills-Mahama was slightly better at 83%.
“Mahama is still lurking in the shadows... waiting for another chance to fix things. Good morning!” he added.
Otchere Darko’s post sparked series of reactions from his followers and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
Richmond Wilson II said: “Damage control expert. What the masses want is for the system to be fixed as promised by our leaders and not this kind of cumulative records. For the past 5years, you keep blaming the so-called incompetent. What does it speak of the NPP party if we keep towing the same line? If the kitchen is hot, just leave! #fixthecountrynow.”
Yidana Frederick observed: “What is the corresponding salary increment for workers for the same period? We will like you to publish that one too.”
Barima Yaw Bani stated: “If you can't fix it resign and stop taking us back. After five years you still referring to the man you called incompetent? SAD SAD SAD.”
Delali Amenyitor further noted: “This is not what we voted our leader to do. Too petty. Is there a problem? Yes. Can we fix it? Yes. Do we have to look back to what your predecessor did right or wrong? No. Then let get the thing running in this country and stop these kinds of unnecessary comparisons that will never benefit anyone. Look up to countries that are getting it right and not NDC and John Mahama.”
Dennis Asomaning said: “How are you tackling transportation fares when fuel prices keep rising? How are you handling the prices of food, rent, household essentials school fees, etc? Mahama we kicked out of office for incompetence and Is this the best option? It’s not funny anymore, to say the least.”
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In other news on YEN.com.gh, the director of communications at Ghana Gas Company Limited, Ernest Owusu Bempah, has taken the conveners of the social media campaign ‘Fix the country’ to the cleaners for demanding improvement in the livelihoods of the citizenry.
In a scathing Facebook post on popular individuals who have joined the campaign, the vociferous communications director said he had been holding himself “from getting into the gutter with these self-styled comedians who dabbles in social media politicking.”
“Of course, this is the downside to social media; where below-average intelligence folks who can't read and understand English want to teach the president how to govern,” he stated.
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