Sam George
Sam George

The Ningo-Prampram MP has intimated that the two leading political parties in the country cannot be compared to each other in terms of achievements.

Sam Dzata George insists that comparing the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is a mismatch.

According to him, even though, the NDC did not perform well in government, the NPP has been worse.

'Comparing NDC to NPP is like comparing light and darkness' - Sam George
Sam Dzata Goerge

The outspoken lawmaker said the Akufo-Addo administration inherited an economy where the price of fuel was cheaper but prices have since skyrocketed.

“The NDC didn’t do perfect in government. We didn’t get it all right but when you compare the NDC to the NPP, it’s like comparing light and darkness. Yes, the NDC didn’t do well, they say but we handed over an economy where fuel was selling at GHS4.00 but the guy who says he can do better is now selling it at over GH12.00. So, who is doing better?,” he quizzed.

Sam George made the comments at the Arise Ghana demonstration today, Tuesday, June 28.

A pressure group, Arise Ghana, and its allies are protesting against worsening economic conditions in the country.

'Comparing NDC to NPP is like comparing light and darkness' - Sam George
Some Arise Ghana demonstrators

Even though the Police were against the intended duration of the demonstration, the High Court ruled that the demonstration should take place between 8 and 4 pm on the route proposed by the Police.

It ruled against the protest running into the night.

The protesters are challenging this and had planned to start the demonstrations at midday instead of the 8 am proposed by the Court. 

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, has asked the officers deployed to provide security for the demonstrators to treat them with respect and dignity.

“We should continue to remember that those demonstrators are human beings like us; those demonstrators are Ghanaians like us; they are our brothers and sisters.

“Therefore, we should treat them with all the respect, the civility and dignity that each and every human being deserves. In effect, we should treat them the way we would have loved to be treated if we were on the other side,” he told a parade of Police officers ahead of the protest.