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Gov’t has messed up the economy; NDC Chair

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Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, NDC National Chairman

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Samuel Ofosu, Ampofo, has accused the government of plunging the country into an economic mess.

Speaking to the media after a retreat of all 16 Regional Chairmen and some party stalwarts in Wa last week Sunday, Mr. Amposu said most Ghanaians could no longer cope with the current economic situation in the country, due to poor management and wanton corruption under the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government.

According to him, the government had poorly managed the country’s resources, thereby putting Ghanaians under an all-time economic hardship. “We believe that, as a government, in situations such as this, you need to provide leadership and provide interventions that will let the people know that, indeed, the government has empathy for the people,” he said.

But Mr. Ampofo said the government was rather nonchalant and lacked empathy. He called on Ghanaians to hold the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in check, and show them the exit in the next General Elections.

He said the NDC was determined to form the next government and provide cutting-edge governance that would bring Ghanaians out of the current economic hardship.

“The challenges that we are facing now call for deeper reflection, and to look for an alternative that has the experience and capabilities to manage the economy. You cannot look further than the NDC,” he said.

The three-day retreat was a monthly programme that brings together all the Regional Chairmen of the NDC to strategise and interact with key stakeholders of the party.

It was also to galvanise support from the grassroots, and to drum home the need for unity within the rank and file of the party.

The meeting in Wa also brought together various constituency executives, former appointees, sitting members of Parliament in the region, as well as some branch executives to deliberate on issues affecting the party, and to plan on winning the 2024 General Elections.

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