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15.06.2016 Politics

Konadu blasts Mahama over high taxes, electricity tariff [Video]

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Konadu blasts Mahama over high taxes, electricity tariff [Video]
LISTEN JUN 15, 2016

The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has descended heavily on  President Mahama, saying his administration has woefully failed to address pressing challenges facing Ghanaians.

The Former First Lady cited the electricity billing challenges, high taxes on businesses and harsh economic conditions as instances that in his view, attest to the President's lack of critical leadership skills.

Lamenting on a wide array of issues affecting the country in a video posted on her Facebook page, Nana Konadu urged Ghanaians to vote out President Mahama and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) out of power in November.

“Things are so tough and it's not making it easy for people to survive in this economy. Take a look at the electricity situation. How can we live in a country where electricity is higher than the rent that you are paying? How can electricity be higher than water and everything else put together? How can electricity be higher than your salary that you receive per month? It is unacceptable.”

“I'm looking at a situation where we can change it and change it for good. The electricity situation is being toyed with by the government. The very government that created this problem is telling us that they are actually worried about the situation that electricity is putting us in. Electricity creates industry, and creates a life for human beings and a livelihood for everybody in the country, whether it is education, health or recreation, everything depends on electricity and water. So if a government actually sits back and creates a problem where we can see clearly that it is their inefficiency and their incompetence that is leading us to this situation, and then turns round and tell us that they are worried, it should make us very worried having this kind of government in office,” she noted.

The NDP founder also insisted that “if we do not deal with electricity which has a spiral effect on everything else, there is no way our economy is going anywhere. We have to solve this and solve it fast.”

She also chastised government over the ECG meters which is said to be over billing Ghanaians.

“How do you get somebody who has no clue about what kind of meters to bring into the country to bring faulty prepaid meters and force them on Ghanaians? This is unacceptable. For me on just this alone, we must vote NDC out. Ghanaians vote them out,” she charged.

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