Mahama has done little to rid the country of corruption-Konadu

Nana Konadu
Nana Konadu

wpid-Nana-Konadu-300x187.jpgFormer?First?Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings?has accused leadership of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) of “doing little” to rid the party of corruption and thievery.

In an interview on Accra- based Adom?Fm yesterday, Mrs. Rawlings, who is also the Presi?dent of the 31st December Women’s Movement (DWM), said the signs of mismanage?ment were obvious and that’s why Ghana had gone to the IMF for a bailout.

“No country goes to the IMF when you are doing well; if you?are doing well, you won’t go to the IMF.”It is when you are collaps?ing that you go to the IMF”, she told Captain Smart, host of Adom?FM’s morning show pro?gramme.

She likened the current situa?tion in the country to the early 1980’s when the then PNDC government, a military junta led by her husband, Jerry John Rawlings, had to go to the Inter?national Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

“At the time, Ghana was a totally collapsed state”, she said.

Looking at prevailing condi?tions in the country, she noted, “We are heading in that direction now.”

Mrs. Rawlings revealed that the then PNDC government went to many countries for help but all efforts yielded no fruits.

In the long run her husband had to put together a team to seek?assistance from a place where there would be strict adherence to certain things.

“So when you are going to the IMF, it is because you are not a strong country; you only go there when you are a weak and collapsed country,” she stressed.

She wondered why a country like Ghana, which opted for the Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative and later came out successfully under the Kufuor regime, would suddenly descend into the ditch.

Even though she did not want to go into the details of what had accounted for the woe?ful economic situation, Mrs. Rawlings indicated that in her position as former First Lady, she was feeling the pinch of the hardship in the country.

“It is very important that when we are governing a coun?try, we will ensure that the coun?try develops for people to be?comfortable. But if you stand on a ship and you think that things are well, yet Ghanaians can’t afford to eat a meal a day, please that’s questionable,” she said in virtual reference to the situation in the country.

Source: Daily Guide

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