Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has assured that, the NDC has what it takes to clean the mess that has been created by the Akufo-Addo-led administration if it comes back to power after the December polls.
Addressing NDC supporters at Adjen Kojo as part of his five-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region, Mr Mahama said the mess that has been created by the NPP was shocking because, his administration bequeathed to the governing party a very sound economy in 2017.
Mr Mahama told the crowd that: “Four years has come and we can make a judgment about what their performance has been. I mean for them to be able to say that they’ve fulfilled all their promises is the most laughable moment in Ghana’s history.”
“We remember all the things that were said. They said that we were sitting on money but Ghanaians were hungry. Aren’t we hungrier today than we were in 2016?”
He reiterated his assertion that Ghana would be back to HIPC if the programme was still available due to the incessant borrowing.
“We were told that we can develop this country without borrowing because the money is here. Today, we’ve crossed the highly indebted distress country mark because 70 per cent is the mark. If you go above 70 per cent, it means you area highly debt distress country.”
“In the years when the HIPC programme was on, we would have been declared HIPC by now,” Mr Mahama said.
Meanwhile the NDC flagbeaer has also given the assurance that he would revive the Tema Oil Refinery and the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) when he is elected as president in the December general polls.
During an interactions with Tanker Drivers Association and liaison officer of the Oil marketing companies at Tema, Mr. Mahama expressed disappointment at the Akuffo Addo Government for supervising the collapse of the two companies which were self-sufficient and vibrant during the past NDC administration.