President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he cannot be blamed for the hardship that is currently facing Ghanaians.
Although the President has admitted that things are not well, he declined taking responsibility but rather pointed to the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration.
“I admit that Ghanaians are going through difficult times; some people are trying to say that it is my fault but you know that is not the case”, the president said at Juaben in the Ashanti Region after inaugurating the party’s constituency office complex.
“I am hopeful that if you all support the vision of this government, we will be able to turn things around”, he added.
The president also told the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its delegates that whoever they choose as his successor will become the next president of Ghana after he leaves office.
Taking a look at the economy, the President said he was aware of the difficulties people were going through as a result of the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, he said it was not time “to throw our hands up in despair”, indicating that the government was determined to bring the people out of the situation.
He said the solution lay with the Ghana CARES (Obaatanpa) economic programme which, if followed through, would lead to progress and prosperity for all.
The President in touting the achievements of his administration in the last five years said no government in the Fourth Republic had spent more money to improve on education, health, agriculture and infrastructure, especially in the road sector, than it had happened in the last five years.
He said most of the programmes and projects being executed were thought through while in opposition.
On that basis, he challenged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to point to one social intervention it rolled out while in government.