Acting General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has pooh-poohed on the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah's demand for the NPP’s Flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo to provide alternative solutions to the challenges he raised in President John Dramani Mahama’s State of The Nation address.
John Boadu however said the NPP is not going to think for the ruling NDC government on the solutions needed to resolve many challenges confronting Ghanaians as Mahama-led NDC government has rejected many advises provided by the opposition.
The NPP’s Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo Addo in his presentation, couple of days after the president addressed Parliament, described Ghana as a country in crisis, bereft of hope for the youth due to lack of employment opportunities, pointing out that this was the real state of the nation that President Mahama failed to mentioned in Parliament.
But 24hours after the NPP's press conference, the ruling party fired back.
At a media briefing in Accra, NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah indicted the opposition party for failing to put forward clear and believable policy alternatives in which any measurable confidence can be placed.
Commenting on this on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, John Boadu sought to know what policy alternatives the present administration wanted to hear again after failing to heed their (NPP's) warning to halt the excessive borrowing and setting their attack dogs on members of the opposition party anytime they comment on the economy.
“What solution can you give to a government that has insatiable taste for borrowing?...so what solution can we give to the NDC when they are giving out the country’s monies to their cronies for free? Do they seek our solution on how to share the monies? They intentionally create emergency sole sourcing to dole out monies to their cronies…that is why Nana Addo said, he will introduce fiscal responsibility act to restrict and discipline the government on borrowing”, he averred.
He claimed the country has gone past the threshold of 60 percent debt to GDP sustainability ratio to about 73 percent; making it impossible to give the NDC government any solution except the introduction of the Fiscal Responsibility Act.
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