Henry Akoto, a former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Oforikrom Constituency, has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, led by President Akufo-Addo, is to blame for the country’s impending doom.
During their election campaign, the NPP leadership, according to the NDC communicator, damaged the lives of Ghanaians with deceptive policies. Ghanaians, on the other hand, are finally understanding that the NDC’s indicators and warnings were correct.
He told Sefah-Danquah during an interview on Happy98.9 FM’s Epa HoaDaben politics show, “Should we ignore to put things in their right positions and say things as they are, the country moving forward would be destroyed by Akuffo-Addo and Bawumia’s leadership.”
“Around 2019, we were all here in this country when Akuffo-Addo came to us and promised Ghanaians he will save them from the so-called hardships and torture under the Mahama administration. They promised Ghanaian’s salvation so they came up with what we now call Benchmark. I‘ve always said this NPP leadership is full of deceitful people.”
“When they want to deceive Ghanaians, then they tend to introduce jargon to confuse them. Most of these words such as the benchmark cannot be understood by ordinary Ghanaians who are very influential to the country’s economy.”
“…The Benchmark meant that they were going to reduce taxes on prices of essential commodities. Ghanaians were happy with the lies while we cautioned them to be mindful of these people. The agenda of the NPP has always been populist. That is what would move the people but before you realize they are nothing but trickery. Ghanaians are now suffering from believing the lies of the NPP. Now, the Benchmark values would keep increasing which is very bad for the living conditions of the country.”
The government, on the other hand, has repealed the Benchmark values for 43 products, a move that the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has condemned.
Hon. Henry Akoto opposes GUTA because he believes that most consumers would suffer considerably as a result of the increased prices of goods.