‘I left stable economy’

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said the previous administration under his watch left behind a stable economy.

His assertions were in sharp contrast to claims by the current President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the Mahama led-administration left behind an unstable economy.

President Akufo-Addo recently stated that unlike former President John Agyekum Kufuor who left the country with a lot more resources which empowered his successor, Prof John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills, to embark on many developmental projects for the country, same cannot be said of the John Mahama government as his [Akufo-Addo’s] administration did not inherit a stable economy.

President Akufo-Addo, as far back as his first State of the Nation address, lamented that his administration did not inherit a stable economy from the erstwhile Mahama-led government, which missed all the targets set for the country under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme due to fiscal indiscipline in the management of public funds.

However, the president who posted a post on his Facebook page in remembering the 2016 election said,  “As we have demonstrated in the period following the elections and a year after the polls, we are a party that believes and has demonstrably exhibited our strong commitment to strengthening our country’s democratic credentials and building a peaceful and stable economy.”

He also used the opportunity to commend the party executives, sympathisers and said although it was their desire to win, they could not.

 

Story: Franklin ASARE DONKOH

Writer’s email: franklinasare-donkor@todaygh.com 

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