People are celebrating their 80th birthday and Ghana owes GHS650 billion; who is going to pay that debt – Mahama ponders

Headlines People are celebrating their 80th birthday and Ghana owesGHS650 billion; who is going to pay that debt – Mahama ponders

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over his 80th birthday celebration.

According to him, the president has mortgaged the future of the Ghanaian youth and is leaving behind a huge debt of GHS650 billion that is swallowing the country.

Addressing a gathering in the North East Region as part of his building Ghana tour on Tuesday, April 16, John Dramani Mahama said his calculations show every Ghanaian owes at least GHS20,000 from the debt that will be left behind by President Akufo-Addo.

“Today, if we say we are going to divide the debts, all of us are given Ghana up, we will pay our debts and go, and so we are going to share the debt for everybody to pay, every one of you here owes 20,000 Cedis.

“The point is even, the Eurobond alone, in six years the president’s cousin, the Finance Minister borrowed 13.5 billion Dollars and if we had seen highways, bridges, regional hospitals, universities, schools, water, electricity, we would say that money was well spent. But after 13.5 billion Cedis, just show me in the North East here, what transformation has happened in the North East here over the last seven and a half year,” John Dramani Mahama bemoaned.

The flagbearer of the NDC continued, “And so you just can’t understand and that is why I am saying they have mortgaged your future because that money, it is not them who will are going to pay it, people are celebrating their 80th birthday and Ghana is owning 650 billion, you think they are going to pay the 650 billion? Who is going to pay? You those sitting here, you the young people, that debt they had left is a debt for you to come and pay.”

In his interaction, John Dramani Mahama urged Ghanaians to exercise their power in the 2024 general election wisely by voting out the ruling New Patriotic Party.

He insists that the NPP government has mismanaged the country in the two terms of President Akufo-Addo and must be shown the exit door at the earliest opportunity.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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