‘NPP still running an amorphously huge government in bankrupt Ghana’ — Mahama’s Aide

NPP Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Special Aide to former President John Dramani Mahama
FEB 26, 2024 LISTEN
Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Special Aide to former President John Dramani Mahama

Joyce Bawa Mogtari, a Special Aide to former Ghanaian president John Mahama, has slammed President Nana Akufo-Addo for retaining a large government despite the country's economic struggles.

In a via X on Monday, February 26, Ms. Mogtari criticized the size of Akufo-Addo's administration at a time when Ghana is experiencing a severe debt and fiscal crisis.

She argued that retaining a large government means the President doesn't care about the hardship being faced by Ghanaians.

“At a time when your country is totally broke and bankrupt, your citizens are struggling and suffering like never before, and you can't afford to pay your external debts yet you continue to run an amorphously huge government," the aide said.

"Let me state without fear of contradiction that a vote for Bawumia is a vote for Akufo Addo!” she intimated.

Calls have been mounting for President Akufo-Addo to slim down his government and reduce expenditures to help stabilize the economy.

With rising costs of living, critics say trimming the administration could free up funds for social intervention amid Ghana's financial distress.

The country has been facing a weakened currency, and rising debt levels that have triggered its seventh IMF bailout programme.

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