President John Mahama's brother, Ibrahim, has opined that Ghana’s biggest problem partisan politics. According to the business mogul polarisation in Ghana is destroying the country and stunting development.
"There is too much unnecessary politicking…our problem is the politics. We can do without it," he told Accra based Okay FM on Wednesday December 16, 2015 in an interview.
Ibrahim Mahama who heads the firm Engineers and Planners said Ghana has retrogressed because of the incessant politicisation of everything.
In his view, politics is holding Ghana's development back.
Ibrahim also told the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to stop tagging him and his company [Engineers and Planners] as indulging in shady deals with the NDC government.
“I don’t do shady deals, let’s get serious... I will not win [for] the NPP the election,” he said.
"There are very good people in NPP, but if they ever lend a hand and say: 'Let me help NDC', they'll disqualify them, dismiss them, so, everybody is closing their eyes, but quietly everybody will say: 'Ibrahim you know we support you but because of our party, we can't talk."
The NPP in a statement claimed Ibrahim Mahama has exploited his close relationship with President Mahama to benefit from the AMERI contract: AMERI is expected to add 250 megawatts to the national grid.
The New Patriotic Party is demanding immediate investigations into the multimillion dollar power agreement between the government of Ghana and AMERI Group.
But Ibrahim denied the NPP allegations.
He concluded that Ghana is blessed. "When you travel to Sierra Leone or Liberia then you'll see Ghana as Heaven. Even Nigeria with all their money can’t match Ghana," he added.