DECEMBER POLLS: "Akufo-Addo Must Debate Mahama" - Ato Forson
The Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson has added his voice to the numerous calls for a Presidential Debate between the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, and President Akufo-Addo. It will be recalled that Former Mahama has led calls for a debate with the president ahead of the December 7 elections but it is emerging President Akufo-Addo has declined.
Addressing the chiefs and people of Ajumako in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam constituency over the weekend, Ato Forson said "A debate between the leaders of the two dominant political parties will inform electorates about the policies of the parties and help them make an informed decision on election day" The Spokesperson on Finance revealed that the Akufo-Addo administration since the assumption of office has borrowed GH¢152 billion adding that if care is not taken, the national debt by 2020 will rise to GH¢180 billion.
"This government has also generated revenue internally to the tune of GH¢ 367 billion. The huge revenue envelope the government has had notwithstanding, it has very few development projects to show for how it has spent all the money. In spite of receiving fewer resources than the present government, the Mahama administration built roads, hospitals, water, and electrification projects, among others, all over the country" he stressed. Mr. Forson hinted that for the Ghanaians to weigh and know who is clean when it comes to spending of money, President Akufo-Addo should accept and face Candidate John Mahama.
Flagbearer of The largest opposition party, John Mahama said "Time has exposed the lies and deception employed by the NPP to win power in the 2016 election"
Candidate Mahama charged the populace to vote massively for him and NDC parliamentary candidates on December 7.
"We will work hard to provide jobs, free primary healthcare and state-sponsored Technical and Vocational Education and Training (T-VET) to equip the youth with employable skills in order to reduce hardship"
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith