- Minority Leader in parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has described the State of the Nation Address by President Mahama as a tragedy
- Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu in a press release argues that President Mahama never said the truth in the address
Minority Leader in parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has considered the State of the Nation Address by President John Mahama as “palpable untruths and half-truths.”
Addressing a cross-section of the press after the presidential address, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu argues that Mahama's outlook of the nation's progress was a tragedy.
“It was a tragedy of a presentation and for the avoidance of doubt, the president presented palpable untruths, half-truths and embellished truths. What is the state of the economy? He pushed it to the background because one thought that advancing the course of this country will be predicated on the economy: solid economy by every yard stick, GDP growth rate, interest rates, inflation, the strength of the currency. By every yard stick, our country is not doing well,” he argued.
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Meanwhile the president has revealed the improvement in Ghana's education and health sectors among others stating prove of extended life expectancy, provision of sandals to students among others. On education, President Mahama stated that 54,800 children in four regions have been enrolled into schools under the Compulsory Education program. This he said was is in fulfillment of a pledge made by government to absolve the cost of secondary education in Ghana.