Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako in an interview granted to ghbeyondpolitics.com stated that the entire tenure of former President Mahama was a “monumental failure” and did little to improve the lives of Ghana.
The NPP Chairman popularly referred to as Chairman Wontumi therefore advised voters not to “forget about the man who institutionalized corruption and made dumsor kill several businesses in Ghana” between 2012 and 2016.
At a durbar of chiefs and people of Ashiem in the Western North Region, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, Mr John Dramani Mahama, called on Ghanaians to do an assessment of their living conditions and be guided by that in casting their ballot in the December 7 polls.
Former President Mahama intimated that “We exited government almost four years ago, and, so, as we go into the election, what we’re asking you is: ‘In the past four years, have you progressed or retrogressed in life?’ When you go to stand beside the ballot box with your ballot paper, ask yourself if you have progressed or retrogressed in life”, Mr Mahama urged the durbar.
But Chairman Wontumi touted the achievements of President Akufo-Addo and stated that it trumps that of the NDC under the late former President Mills and Mahama.
According to him the government of President Akufo-Addo has managed to “reduce electricity tariffs – 17.5% for Households, 30% for Industries. Established the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) and created jobs and stopped the freeze on recruitment in the public sector”.
He continued that the NPP has also “restored Nursing and Teacher Training Allowances, abolished excise duty on petroleum, implemented the Free Senior High School policy and implemented the Ghana TVET Voucher Project”.