NPP better at managing economy: Spio

Dr Ekwow Spio-Gabrah, a presidential candidate hopeful of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said the Nana Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is performing better with economic management than what the previous NDC government did.

He, however, said the government has more to do in the area of ensuring law and order in the country.

The former Minister of Trade under the John Mahama administration told Accra-based Starr FM in an interview that: “On the law and order issue, they are very low, on trying to deal with the macro-economy in terms of just bringing the numbers down; inflation rate, deficits etc, they are doing better than the NDC had done.

“On sloganeering, they do very well with capturing words that will catch your attention, implementation; quiet weak, infrastructure, we haven’t seen anything yet.

“This Fourth Republic, we started off with 8-year government, Ghanaians got used to 8 years under President Rawlings and Kufour but unfortunately the death of President Mills created an instant one-term type scenario for President Mills and I believe that particular incident made it easier for Ghanaians to shorten the 8-year that President Mahama would have enjoyed, to a 4-year term. President Mills became a one-term President and President Mahama as well.”

Asked if that was going to be the same for President Akufo-Addo, he said: “It will be a one-term for the current President as well.”

Source: Ghana/

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