Head of Evaluation and Oversight Unit at the Office of the President, Dr. Tony Aidoo, has opined that flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo and members of the opposition party keep whining...
...about Mills’ “Better Ghana” having turned into a “Bitter Ghana” simply because the current business environment is not conducive for trading in “cocaine”.
According to him, Ghana will continue to be an unattractive destination for the illicit drug trade under President Mills; and feels no pain for those who are no longer benefitting from the trade.
Dr. Aidoo added that the President’s avowed stance to clamp down on those engaged in the illicit drug trade, led to the strengthening of state institutions fighting against the trade.
Speaking on 60 Minutes, a segment on Radio Gold’s Morning Show on Tuesday, Dr. Tony Aidoo said, the NPP’s lamentations about economic hardships, does not come to him as a surprise, stressing that Nana Addo’s campaign platform sing-song that there “is no better Ghana Agenda, the better Ghana Agenda has failed…the I care for you policy has failed”, can be attributed to the fact that “our environment is not more or less dominated and manipulated by armed robbers and cocaine dealers”.
“How can Nana Akufo-Addo ever believe that there would be a Better Ghana…because the environment created today is not conducive for cocaine trade; because we don’t have a situation where there is money laundering where people who sell cocaine will then bring the proceeds in the form of expensive high performance cars…All those who used to benefit from those kinds of conditions are definitely going to…say there is no ‘Better Ghana’ but ‘Bitter Ghana’. Of course bitter, because their nefarious activities have been curtailed...,” he said strongly.
According to the former Deputy Defence Minister in the NDC 1 regime, most Ghanaians are desirous of a “decent environment” to live in which President Mills has provided and was hopeful that majority of the electorate will reject Nana Addo’s bid for the presidency.
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