When former President Mahama boldly declared at the NDC 2020 manifesto conference that he unfortunately inherited a bleak economy on January 7, 2013, I couldn’t believe it.
Let us even agree that Mahama indeed inherited the collapsed economy. So the most important question is: who did he succeed in inheriting on January 7, 2013?
From January 7, 2009, the late Mills and Mahama ruled Ghana until the sudden and mysterious demise of Mills in 2012, when Mahama took over as president. Does it manage Ghana?
Indeed, acknowledging that Mahama transferred the economic turmoil to Mahama on January 7, 2013, does not require superb thinking skills or prior abilities.
If this is the case, why does the NDC 2020 flag bearer complain now? Does he want to transfer responsibility to the late Mills?
To be honest, if that was his intention, it would be unfair to do everything possible to improve the economic situation for the late Mills.
Well, since the late Mills is not around and unable to clarify the situation, I am a certified human rights practitioner and decided to act on behalf of an erudite professor.
Let’s face it, the late Mills would have been very successful during his short term in the government, but he was a prank on the plotters that surrounded him.
However, despite his short term as president, we dare to say that the late Mills performed much better than his founder Rollins and his successor Mahama.
Indeed, the late Mills did his best and made progress in the booming economy left by former President Kuffer and his Nationalist government.
For example, former President Kufuor quadrupled Ghana’s GDP in 2008 to a staggering US$28 billion. The late Mills inherited the discovery of commercial oil extraction and managed to increase GDP to US$47 billion in 2011.
Unfortunately, as of October 2016, President Mahama’s GDP had reversed to an incredible $40 billion.
In addition, the late Mills left about 14% economic growth, but Mahama succeeded in suffocating economic growth by a staggering 3.4%.
More importantly, as of October 2016, President Mills’ agricultural growth rate in 2012 was about 7.4%, while President Mahama’s agricultural growth rate dropped to about 2.5%.
Indeed, President Mahama abolished the “unprecedented” single-digit inflation in the late factory and replaced it with double-digits (15.4% as of October 2016).
Last but not least, the late Mills left a fairly stable currency exchange rate-about GH1.65 to 1 US dollar in 2011. However, former President Mahama will keep the exchange rate at around GH4.35 to 1 US dollar until December 2016.
Regrettably, the previous single-digit inflation and budget deficit have doubled astronomically. The debt of 9.5 billion Dutch guilders left by former President Kuffer and his Kuomintang government in 2009 had soared to 122.4 billion Dutch guilders by December 2016.
Ghana’s economic growth has regrettably slowed for the fourth consecutive year from 4% in 2014 to 3.4% in 2015. The reason is that energy rationing, high inflation and continued fiscal consolidation put pressure on economic activity (World Bank, 2016) ).
In addition, even after the central bank raised interest rates by 500 basis points (as of October 2016, the inflation rate was 15.8%), the high inflation rate in February 2016 still increased from 17.7% in February 2015 to 18.5%.
Therefore, it is not surprising that during the period of Mahama’s dysregulation, some awesome patriots, such as the late Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, lamented:” Ghanaians are worried because the way the economy is handled is reminiscent of the NDC’s improper handling of the economy in 2000. “We don’t need to return to the status of a heavily indebted poor country. ”
In fact, the government of former President John Dramani Mahama has failed to devise expedient measures to overthrow agriculture, poverty reduction, and resource allocation in healthcare, education, finance, and supply. Failed policies in areas such as chain management and security department planning. other.
I have never been and will never be the darling of the NDC, but I will always emphasize the unparalleled insistence of the late President Mills on moral principles.
Of course, the late President Mills also had his shortcomings. However, he is morally ahead of other insensitive NDC equipment.
For example, according to records, the late Mills warned against the “create, plunder and share” conspiracy not to make repayments before the suspicious Woyome sentenced to pay 51.2 million guilders.
However, the Cabal unbelievably defied Mills’ old order and paid a staggering amount to Wayome, who had no contract with the Ghanaian government.
However, despite Mills’ late benevolence towards Ghana, opponents within the party still dismissed his leadership style, scornfully, until his sudden and mysterious death in July 2012.
I don’t want to admit this, but the fact is that the biggest mistake the late Mills made briefly in government was his decision to combine religion and politics.
Of course, if devout Christians or Muslims decide to participate in active political activities, there is nothing wrong. However, in my opinion, a so-called religious person must not and cannot “play God” in the political field.
“The devil invented the idea of disintegration of religion and politics in order to prevent Christians from ruling their country (Jerry Falwell).”
If politicians are humble and selfless, that is absolutely good. But this does not mean that politicians can claim to be “more Catholic than the Pope.”
In fact, serious governance is not about “let us give to God.” But this only turns on the whip when necessary. After all, Jesus Christ even beaten the whip in the temple.
“Let us dedicate to God” (FAMA NYAME) is not a good omen in governance, but a path to absolute failure.
The late Mills wanted to please everyone and therefore earned the weird nickname “Asomdwehene”.
However, the key question we should ask is: Is it possible to satisfy everyone in our daily activities?
However, the worldview is that every great leader must be prepared for success.
Use great memories to describe the great Nelson Mandela. Anyone who changes his or her principles according to the people he/she deals with cannot become a great leader.
In the overview, the late Mills performed far better than his successor Mahama (Mahama), so let us praise him for his excellent work.
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