The Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Richard Ahiagbah has raised concerns against the hooting of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the Hogbetsosto festival at Anloga in the Volta Region on Saturday November 5.
Dr Bawimia was booed as a sign of disapproval of some of the things he mentioned during the festival disapproval drowned the rest of his delivery as he shouted atop his voice.
He said among other things that in the last six years, the Akufo-Addo administration has created more jobs than any other government in the Fourth Republic.
It is not only job creation but also, the government has built mores schools, interchanges, airport than any other government in the Fourth Republic, he said.
“We all know we are facing global economic crisis which Togbe Sri III referred to. This is a crisis that is being felt all over the world and the cost of living accelerated across the globe.
“If you look at the cost of living as measured by the rate of inflation, between 2019 and now, the rate of inflation has increased by five-fold in Ghana, it has increased by sixteen-fold in Togo, it has increased by eleven-fold in Senegal, it has increased by seven-fold in Cote D’Ivoire and eight-fold in the United Kingdom.
“The increase in the cost of living has caused hardships not only in Ghana but many countries.
“In fact, the BBC noted about two weeks ago that so far, this year, in 93 countries we have had public protests against the increased cost of living. It is important to know however that amidst all of this turmoil we should put things in perspectives.”
He added “The government of Nana Akufo-Addo has over the last six years taken many steps to reposition and transform the economy.
“So whiles we have hardships today, which we are working very hard to alleviate, and In sha’Allah we will deal with it, let us not forget what we have been able to do in the last six years.
“Let me recall that our government in the last six years has created more jobs than any other government in the Fourth Republic, let me recall that we have constructed more roads than any other government in the Fourth Republic, Let me recall that we have built more interchanges than any other government in the Fourth Republic, we have built more airports than any other government in the Fourth Republic, more railways than any other government , we have built more classrooms than any other government in the Fourth Republic.”
Following the hooting, Mr Ahiagbha said “I am saddened by my kinsmen hooting at Dr Mahamud Bawumia, at Hogbe, not only that I’m an NPP, but because of the deafening silence of thought leaders at this poor conduct which is fast becoming the norm.
“We must deal with it before our politics turns into a shouting contest #Hogbetsotso2022 #Ghana”
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