NPP Director of Communications, Richard Ahiagbah, has dismissed the Economic Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) report suggesting that the NDC will win the 2024 general elections amid Ghana’s economic challenges. Ahiagbah argued that the current global economic challenges were due to several problems and not just mismanagement on the part of the government.
He added that no economic messiah could survive the global economic challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the global economic recession, which are not the doing of the government. He denied that the economic crunch being experienced by Ghanaians was the fault of the NPP, stating that Ghana’s economy is import-driven.
Mr. Ahiagbah stated that even Jesus or Prophet Mohammed would not be able to manage the country’s economic challenges stemming from the said difficulties. He further explained that running an import-driven economy like Ghana’s makes it challenging to survive economic shocks. He described some of the things said in the EIU’s report as tying in with the National Democratic Congress’ propaganda over the years.
Meanwhile, Mr. Felix Kwakye Ofosu, one of the aides to former President John Dramani Mahama and NDC’s parliamentary hopeful for Abura Asebu-Kwamankese Constituency in the Central Region, has stated that the NPP does not deserve to be retained in government and should be booted out for mismanaging the economy.
For the most part, Ahiagbah’s comments have drawn mixed reactions from Ghanaians, with some agreeing with him and others disagreeing. Many Ghanaians are worried about the state of the country’s economy and are calling on the government to take urgent measures to address the economic challenges. It remains to be seen how the government will handle these concerns and whether or not they will affect the 2024 general elections.