Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said Ghana will totally collapse if President John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress win this year’s elections.
According to the former president, since the beginning of multi-party democracy in 1992, the NDC has had the lion’s share as far as governance is concerned, but anytime they are given the mandate, life in the country becomes unbearable.
“When we got the chance, there was real development, not the kids’ movies NDC is showing to people now,” he said.
“We are not blowing our own trumpet,” he said, adding that unlike NPP era when Ghanaians living abroad had the desire to come home and work, “this time it’s different; they don’t want to come home.”
Mr. Kufour, who was speaking at his residence in Accra on Wednesday, April 6, when the newly elected Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North paid a courtesy call on him, said there was dishonesty shown by President Mahama and his NDC as far as projects in the Volta Region are concerned.
He accused the NDC of squandering money meant for the development of the Volta Region particularly in their handling of the Keta Sea Defense Project.
“They claim we did nothing in the Volta Region. Let’s start from Keta. The money they acquired for the sea defense wall, they squandered it. It was during my tenure that we constructed the wall.”
He also drew attention to the fact his government constructed the Ho Polytechnic and roads from Nkonya through to Dambai.
“Ho Polytechnic was virtually built by us. Even the University of Ghana envies this school. Go to Nkonya through to Dambai. We constructed all those roads in the first term of the NPP.”
The former President also bemoaned the fact Ghana has returned to the IMF due to the government’s mismanagement of the economy.
“In three years, we were able to take Ghana from the IMF. Now we are back here again…During my tenure, Ghanaians abroad always wanted to come back home but this is no longer the case.”
The Former President reiterated his support for Nana Akufo-Addo, and called on Ghanaians to rescue the country by voting for the NPP’s Presidential Candidate.