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Stop comparing our achievements with NDC; we’re in hard times – Gabby Otchere-Darko to NPP members

Founder of Danquah Institute and member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko

A prominent member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko, has called on his colleagues in the party to stop comparing the party’s achievements with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to him, the ‘politics of equalisation’ is not prudent amidst the economic hardship being experienced by Ghanaians.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he stated that there is the need for the party to focus more on highlighting government’s relief programmes instead of bantering with the NDC.

This he said, should be the posture of the party in the wake of the Cedi’s depreciation and other economic difficulties.

“NPP shouldn’t play the politics of equalization with the NDC on inflation, interest rates & cedi depreciation. The world is facing an economic crisis like never before in peace time. Ghana has been hit very hard because our economic recovery was being delicately managed pre-COVID”, he tweeted.

The NPP stalwart later continued, “This is not election year, so don’t treat Ghanaians like voters but citizens. Politics of comparisons works when elections are before us. Right now people just care about how to make ends meet. Use your energy in showing what is being done to bring relief”.

The admonition by Mr Otchere-Darko comes in the wake of the renewed exchanges between the NDC and NPP on who has performed better.

Across both traditional and social media, communicators of the two parties have been seen making spirited arguments about which of the two parties has been the better managers of Ghana’s economy.

In recent times, these comparisons have been triggered by the depreciation of the local currency and other challenges facing the economy.

But the private legal practitioner believes that these engagements do not augur well for the party, hence the need for the NPP to draw the attention of Ghanaians to what government is doing to alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.

Ghana is currently reeling under intense economic pressure due to the consistent increment in the rate of inflation as well as the depreciation of the Cedi and increasing debt stock.

Unemployment is also on the high with the cost of living still rising by the day.

The worsening conditions have therefore thrown many citizens into a state of despair and lamentations.

The latest group of citizens to express their grievances is the Ghana Union of Traders of Association (GUTA).

Members of the Association have therefore closed down their shops from today, over the hardship in the country.

Meanwhile, government says it is at the verge of concluding negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on interventions that can transform the country’s economic fortunes.


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