- Ashanti Region minister wants Ghanaians to stop blaming the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government for Ghana's current economic challenges
- Simon Osei Mensah said it makes him angry when people erroneously blame the party for the current challenges
- The Akufo-Addo appointee said on Hello FM that party supporters and communicators must do a better job of letting Ghanaians know that the current challenges are the result of global factors beyond Akufo-Addo's control
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Ashanti Region minister Simon Osei Mensah has disclosed that it gets to him when Ghanaians blame the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led by Nana Akufo-Addo for the current economic challenges.
Mensah says even very rich nations are currently facing some form of economic challenge, and so it cannot be the case that the NPP government triggered Ghana's problems.
"Why are we creating the impression that the NPP has performed badly? It tends to make me angry when I hear that,” he said in Twi when he spoke on Kumasi-based Hello FM.
NPP government has performed creditably well
According to him, instead of the widespread criticisms and thumbing down, the current NPP government has been a major success.
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He said Ghanaians who follow the events on international news media like Aljazeera, BBC and DW won't be quick to criticise the current administration.
Ghana is a victim of the current global crisis
Simon Osei Mensah thinks it was about time Ghanaians stopped blaming the NPP government unjustly for the economic challenges.
"NPP has done very well. Yes, there is hardship but we have managed it well. Much better than some countries," he said.
He has admonished the party and its communicators to inform Ghanaians that while there are economic challenges, the NPP government has performed exceptionally.
Bawumia officially declares intention to contest NPP presidential primaries
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has officially declared his intention to contest the NPP presidential primaries in November 2023.
He made the anticipated announcement on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, during a meeting with members of the Majority caucus.
With the vice president's announcement, the number of people who have officially declared their intention to contest the NPP flagbearership contest stands at nine.
Mahama worried failed Akufo-Addo government has resorted to taxing everything
Also, YEN.com.gh reported that former president Mahama criticised the Akufo-Addo government for stressing the ordinary Ghanaian with excessive taxes.
According to the man most likely to become the opposition NDC flagbearer for the 2024 election, the government is fixated on taxing to the extent that it is now taxing betting.
John Mahama made the comments on April 19, 2023, when he addressed party supporters and delegates at the Trobu Constituency as part of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.
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