The Akufo-Addo-led government is “living in a fool’s paradise” if they think Ghanaians are happy with them, former President John Mahama has said.
According to Mr Mahama, his interactions with some Ghanaians across the country during his campaign tour ahead of the NDC’s primaries only exposed disappointment in the Akufo-Addo government.
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“Go to the people and find out if they feel those promises have been achieved; the people are disappointed. For many of the things government talks about, the electorate does not see how it will benefit them,” he stated.
In an interview on Accra-based Radio Gold, Mr Mahama said the president’s perception that he has fulfilled his campaign promises is only a mirage.
“Let them continue to live in the fool’s paradise and say they have achieved their promises. Go around to the populace and see if Ghanaians are happy with what they have done. They continue to say they are digging dams but in essence, what they are doing is a dugout. That’s what they are called in the villages.”
The Akufo-Addo government recently revealed it had fulfilled over 40 campaign promises so far.
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They made mention of the restoration of nurses and teacher trainees allowances, implementation of the free senior high school education, introduction of the paperless system at the port, the creation of six new regions, Planting for Food & Jobs programme, among others.
The President also during the 2019 state of the nation address to parliament on Thursday, 21 February 2019, stated about 79 factories are under construction and operation under the One District-One Factory programme, with various development projects being undertaken in all the 275 constituencies as part of the $1 million-per constituency programme.