The leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana, Mr Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has taken on former President John Mahama for claiming President Nana Akufo-Addo has messed up the economy he bequeathed to him.
Mr Mahama, who is the flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, had said on one of his campaign tours that the Akufo-Addo administration inherited a resilient economy but has run the country down in the past seven years.
Speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen programme, however, Mr Akpaloo, disputed Mr Mahama’s assertion.
“I agree with Mahama that this is not the Ghana he left for us. When he was leaving, there was no implementation of Free SHS. When leaving, the Kumasi-Accra road which is under construction now, was in a very bad shape”, he stated.
“Things have changed in Ghana”, Mr Akpaloo added, insisting: “Go to Adugyama today and witness the construction of an Agenda 111 Hospital project. Every senior high school is full today with students with lots of facilities provided by this government”.
“Apprentices in sewing and hairdressing have reduced considerably due to the implementation of the Free SHS programme” he added.
“The Kumasi-Obuasi road, (Anhweankwanta) has been constructed under this regime. Ghana has, indeed, changed for the better under Akufo-Addo”, Mr Akpaloo indicated.
He continued: “Ghana has changed so much under Akufo-Addo that the Bolgatanga-Bawku road has been constructed. The Abirem to Nkawkaw road has been constructed. Ghana has truly changed”
He urged Mr Mahama to stop wishing doom and failure upon the Akufo-Addo administration as that constitutes political witchcraft.
He asked Mr Mahama to tell Ghanaians what he would add to the developments and changes Ghana has seen under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in case he is elected as president again.