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NPP will win 2024 polls despite current economic crisis – Ernest Owusu Bempah

A Deputy Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic (NPP) says the fortunes of the party are bright ahead of the 2024 general elections. 

Ernest Owusu Bempah said this is despite the current economic challenges facing the country. 

According to him, the Akufo-Addo led government has performed well as opposed to its predecessor, the erstwhile Mahama administration. 

He said until the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the management of the Ghanaian economy was great. 

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, February 15, Mr Owusu Bempah urged Ghanaians to be patient with the government as it works to address the current economic crisis the country is facing. 

“During the Mahama administration, Ghana’s economy was running at a 3 percent growth rate. Under the NPP before Covid-19, it was doing 8 percent, that tells you how we managed the economy better than the NDC.”

He added “NPP has been able to captain the country through the storm even though there are challenges. 

“One can imagine if Mahama and his NDC were leading this country, Ghanaians by now will be wallowing in abject poverty, people wouldn’t be able to afford three square meals a day.”

The Ghanaian economy has faced some serious challenges since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The country’s debt stock currently stands at GH¢575 billion accounting for 93.5% of the country’s total GDP.

This has compelled the government to reach out to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with the aim of securing a $3 billion bailout package.  

However, key amongst the requirements for securing the deal includes the controversial debt restructuring programme. 

The government on Tuesday announced that it achieved over 80% participation in the exercise. 

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