Ghana’s economy would’ve been worse if NDC were in power – Afenyo-Markin

  Sun, 21 Apr 2024
Headlines Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin
Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin

Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, staunchly defended the New Patriotic Party (NPP) against allegations of failing to enhance the living standards of Ghanaians during their seven and a half years in power.

He argued that despite economic challenges, the situation would have been far worse under the governance approach of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Afenyo-Markin highlighted significant NPP policies such as reduced electricity tariffs and free senior high school education, contrasting them with the NDC’s skepticism while in power. He emphasized that the NPP took tangible steps, including negotiating tariff reductions, to alleviate burdens on households and businesses, which set them apart from the NDC’s approach.

Acknowledging public concerns about high living costs, he underscored that conditions were more daunting under the NDC’s tenure. He suggested that the NDC’s governance style would have exacerbated the situation if they were still in power.

Pointing out the NDC’s unchanged stance since losing the 2016 election, Afenyo-Markin noted the only discernible change being their choice of running mate.

He highlighted that the NPP had completed 60 out of 101 community-day school buildings (E-Blocks), initially initiated by the Mahama administration, to support the Free SHS policy. He contrasted this with the NDC’s completion of only 29 E-Blocks before leaving office in 2016.

Afenyo-Markin emphasized the NPP’s commitment to continuing projects initiated by previous administrations, showcasing their completion of an additional 31 E-Blocks since taking office, bringing the total to 60 operational community-day schools by 2022.