The Former Deputy Information Minister in the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has described as hilarious the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his assertion that he inherited a poor economy when he took office in 2016.
According to him, all indicators point to the fact that, the country’s economy was doing far worse under Nana Addo as compared to that of Mr Mahama ‘s he inherited.
“Akufo-Addo can be hilarious sometimes. He stilll speaks about inheriting a poor economy when every indicator now is much worse than what he inherited,” he said
The 2020 National Democratic Congress(NDC) Parliamentary candidate for the Abura Asebu Kwamankese made the comment in a tweet few minutes after the President, Nana Akufo Addo delivered his final State of the Nation’s Address(SoNA) in Parliament on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
He explained the growth rate, deficit, debt to GDP ratio and primary balance all proves contrary to the president claims that the economy was doing better currently.
“His growth rate,deficit,debt to gdp ratio,primary balance and just about every indicator is much worse than 2016, ” a part of his tweet reads.
Akufo-Addo can be hilarious sometimes.He stilll speaks about inheriting a poor economy when every indicator now is much worse than what he inherited.His growth rate,deficit,debt to gdp ratio,primary balance and just about every indicator is much worse than 2016.
— Felix Kwakye Ofosu (@FelixKwakyeOfo1) January 5, 2021
State of the Nation’s Address
State of the Nation’s Address is a constitutional practice which allows the President of the Republic to brief Parliament on development, progress and the condition of the country under his watch at the beginning of every parliamentary session and before dissolution of parliament.
Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution reads, “the President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before dissolution of Parliament, deliver to Parliament a message on the state of the nation.”
Speaking at today event, which is the last of his four year tenure in office before he take the oath of office for his second term, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo said his government had been able to stabilized the economy despite a difficult one inherited in 2016.