The government has welcomed the latest report by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) which predicted a win for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration in the 2020 general elections.
The EIU report, released on 13 May 2019, said Ghana, under President Nana Akufo-Addo, is experiencing, among others, strong growth and, therefore, it will be difficult for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) with former President John Dramani Mahama as flag bearer, to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth outlook looks fairly strong.
Addressing journalists in Accra on Monday, 20 May 2019, the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, reiterated the government’s commitment to executing the change agenda, which, as assessed by some external organisations including the EIU, would lead to the re-election of the NPP administration in 2020.
“You recall a report was released not long ago by the political science department of the University of Ghana, which also presented a similar outlook. The Akufo-Addo administration views these reports first, as feedback, which enables us to evaluate our progress of work in creating prosperity and equal opportunity for all as stated in our 2016 manifesto,” Mr Nkrumah told reporters.
Mr Nkrumah said the government was committed to fulfilling its campaign promises, notably rebuilding a strong economy, developing and executing strong flagship programmes as well as transforming various aspects of national lives.
He also revealed that the Akufo-Addo-led administration was focusing on maintaining a strong economic foundation and outlook while guarding against the risks highlighted in the EIU report in order not to compromise its collective progress.
The Minister gave the assurance that the government will continue to study the performance reports with a view to continuing the good work it has been doing and review policies where necessary.