One of Ghana’s astute and respected businessmen, Dr Kofi Amoah, has said the level of economic mismanagement seen under the administration of the governing New Patriotic Party is such that it will be unconscionable for Ghanaians to re-elect the party into office in the next election.
Dr Amoah, popularly known as Citizen Kofi said that for all the sins of the NPP government, they should not be given a political mandate to govern Ghana for the next 20 years.
He further added that persons who vote for the NPP are to be regarded as traitors of the country.
This, he added, is because of the external debts that have saddled the country under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the past 7 years.
He made this known in a post shared on X by the CEO, where he featured a video by the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South, George Kwaku Ricketts-Hagan, as he addressed parliament after the budget presentation by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta.
In that video, the MP outlined some of the debts accrued under the current government.
Reacting to this, Citizen Kofi expressed his disappointment with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) henceforth.
“The LEGACY OF NADAA/BAWUMIA NPP. Any Ghanaian who votes for the NPP in the next 20 years is a traitor! We are not fools to be deceived, insulted and stolen blind and still remain fools,” the post read.
The LEGACY OF NADAA/BAWUMIA NPP
Any Ghanaian who votes for the NPP in the next 20yrs is a traitor and must be stoned, period!
Listen and weep for yourself…
— CitizenKofi (@amoah_citizen) November 28, 2023
What Ricketts-Hagan said in parliament
“Mr Speaker, this is basically a garbage budget. It does not inspire anyone, there is nothing in here. Mr. Speaker, let me tell you the external debt we are not paying. We owe the Chinese $1.9 billion, we owe the Paris Club $2 billion, we owe non-Paris Club $ 3.8 billion, all of these we are not paying.
“Mr Speaker, we owe Templeton $2.5 billion. With multilateral debt, we owe $2.8 billion. Ghana is now the highest in Africa when it comes to multilateral debt and we are not paying. We owe Eurobond $14.9 billion which we are not paying, this was due in August, we have paid it.
“We have done 17 Eurobond tranches in this country since we started doing Eurobond since President Kufuor’s time. From Presidents Kufuor, Mills to Mahama, for 16 years, we did $4 billion Eurobond. Under this government, we have done 12 tranches of Eurobond more than we did in 16 years; we did 4 times to a tune of $11 billion. This is how much we own and we are not paying,” he said.