Poverty all over: Mahama must admit Ghana is in crisis – Akufo-Addo

Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed disappointment in the failure of President Mahama to tell Ghanaians that the nation is in crisis when he delivered the State of the Nation Address.

According to the flagbearer of the largest opposition party, the president “unfortunately” chose to “paint pictures that bore very little resemblance of what pertains in Ghana today”.

Presenting what the NPP termed the ‘Real State of the Nation Address’ on Monday, to counter what President Mahama delivered to the nation on Thursday, Nana Akufo-Addo decried the level of despondency in the country.

Having travelled across the length and breadth of Ghana, the NPP flagbearer observed “I see poverty, I see suffering” at every place. He said he was however encouraged by the determination of Ghanaians to pull through.

“I have never seen the level of desperation and depth of despair that has become a daily reality of majority of people in our country,” he stressed.

However, judging by the President’s address it was clear that President Mahama was “out of touch with the country he is governing”, he pointed out.

At best what the president presented, he analysed, was a tale of two Ghana: one belonging to himself and selected few benefiting from his administration; and the other being the one for the rest of Ghanaians.

Claiming that his assessment of the state of the nation was a “solemn exercise devoid of gimmickry”, Akufo-Addo berated the president for his nonchalant attitude towards unemployment, which he said charaterises the true state of the nation.

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He also condemned the president’s “embarrassing” display of persons he referred to as his guests in the public gallery he used as “evidence-based” throughout his over 3-hour address.

Enumerating some challenges facing some sectors of the economy including education and health, he declared, “Mahama must admit our nation is in crisis”.

Source: Isaac Essel | 3news.com | Ghana