Apart from Free SHS, Akufo-Addo has nothing to show Ghanaians – Mahama
Former President John Mahama, slams President Nana Akufo-Addo, saying the president has nothing to show
for all the money he has borrowed during his first four-year tenure of office,
apart from Free SHS, former president John Mahama said.
The NDC presidential candidate for the 2020 polls says the NPP presidential candidates “only claim to fame” is Free SHS.
“Their [government’s] only claim to fame”, Mr. Mahama said, “is Free SHS and, so, Free SHS is being funded from
the oil revenues but aside from that there’s nothing to show for it and the signs were there that this economy was
The IMF has been a bit hypocritical in all this because the signals have been there. It’s not today that we raised
the issue of the Finance Minister cooking the books. He’s been cooking the books over the last four years”, the
flagbearer of the NDC said.
He explained: “What he does is: he leaves out some big-ticket budget items and puts them as footnotes so that
he can get a better fiscal report to give to the international community”.
“He’s used it to fool the IMF, he’s used it to fool Moody’s, Fitch and all the rating agencies, he’s used it to fool the
Economist Intelligence Unit, all of them, by giving a rosy picture that they are better economic managers but
with the kinds of resources we left him, I’m surprised and shocked at his very abysmal performance,” Mr.