Presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at President Akufo-Addo over his inability to implement his beyond aid agenda.
According to him, the president abandoned the 40-year national development plan and introduce the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda, which has transformed Ghana into a “beggar nation.”
He made the remarks while speaking at the 9th Ghana CEO Network Business Cocktail.
“Unfortunately, the present government discarded the 40-year plan and replaced it with a Ghana Beyond Aid plan that has turned Ghana into a beggar nation.”
At the same event, the former president also explained the rationale behind his 24-hour economy.
He described the proposed policy as a well-thought-out initiative.
“The 24-hour economy initiative was well-thought-through and captured on page 105 of the NDC’s 2020 People’s Manifesto. Indeed, its roots emanate from the 40-year National Development Plan, the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) put together when I was President.”
He added that “Undoubtedly, the economic catastrophe we face is self-inflicted and caused by this government. However, for the sake of Ghanaians and the future of our dear country, we cannot allow the status quo to continue.”