To turn into a leader of a nation is a daily existence opportunity advantage which accompanies delicious features and huge obligations. Consequently, somebody with tremendous beneficial experience, a list of appropriate employable abilities, an arrangement of pertinent capabilities, attempted and tried skills and imperative information ought to be a reasonable possibility for the position.
That being said, the rise of majority rules system has empowered each stable grown-up Ghanaian to try to go after a particularly significant position.
Unfortunately, be that as it may, we are, as a rule, been choosing ‘a crescent’ of careless authorities whose lone distraction is to sink the country more profound and more profound into the soil through inadequacy and unbridled defilement.
It is, undoubtedly, an unquestionable certainty that we decide to practice our democratic rights by choosing a president in expectation that the said pioneer will shape a considerable government to run the undertakings of the country to the advantage of one and all.
However, all said and done, it would be totally off-base for anybody to propose briefly that each pioneer can judiciously guide the country to the correct course whenever given the chance.
There is no denying or disregarding the way that Ghanaians got tired of the limit unforgiving conditions in the midst of defilement charges (Bus marking, Brazil World Cup, SADA, SUBA, GYEEDA, SSNIT, MASLOC, NCA, Ford Expedition Vehicle, among others).
Obviously, consequently, on seventh December 2016, knowing Ghanaians found in the septuagenarian Akufo-Addo , a savior, in whom they rested their total trust to liberate them from the Mahama government’s indefensible financial subjugation.
Ex-President Mahama horrifyingly fumbled Ghana’s economy by moving the monetary development of 14% in 2011 to 3.4% and single digit swelling to 15.4% by December 2016.
Take, for example, a lump of Ghana’s scant assets was squandered on questionable judgment obligation installments, suspected to be around GH800 million, including the GH51.2 million to Woyome, $30 million to the Waterville and $325,000 to Isofoton which brought about the uncommon decrease of capital use, and as an outcome, most workers for hire were not paid by the past NDC organization.
Also, Mahama’s administration couldn’t prepare our incomes proficiently as any semblance of previous President Mahama’s sibling, Ibrahim Mahama, was discovered dodging import charges to the tune of GH12 million.
All the more in this way, the Mahama’s administration wilfully twisted $175 million advance office got in 2012 which was to give seven region medical clinics.
The great individuals of Ghana were stunned deep down when over GH200 million SADA subsidizes contributed on trees burned to the ground and guinea fowls bafflingly traveled to the close by Burkina Faso suddenly and completely.
Truly, however for President Akufo-Addo’s fortuitous intercession, Mahama’s organization would have incredibly parted with more than 58% of Ghana’s bauxite to loved ones pretty much seven days prior to leaving power.
Given the conditions, the insightful pundits can’t be a long way from directly for proposing that if knowing Ghanaians had not generous interceded by showing the shocking monetary directors (NDC) the exit through the widespread grown-up testimonial, the horrendous blunders in dynamic and the uncontrolled debasement would have cleared out Ghana off the world guide suddenly and completely.
Given the conditions, it would be uncalled for doubters to contend that all government officials are a similar when in power and consequently there is no compelling reason to change starting with one then onto the next.
Allow us to confront it, lawmakers have various degrees of disposition, fitness, experience, information, abilities and capacities, so they are rarely something similar, indeed.
Regardless, there is sufficient proof to counter the cynics who demand that legislators are a similar when in power. Take, for example, President Kufuor, who worked contemplatively to move Ghana from the Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) status to a Lower Middle Income status when he took over from previous President Rawlings in 2001 can’t be alluded to as a laid-back pioneer.
It is all around reported that “during the year 2001, obligation as a level of the GDP was impractically high and devastating as well as denied Ghanaians from cash which might have been utilized for required formative and social tasks”.
The reality however, is, the advantages of the HIPC were “exceptional during the Kufuor’s system from (2001-2008).
Macroeconomic pointers started to balance out and Ghana’s obligation stock was altogether diminished by about $4 billion inside that period (BOG).
There were Rapid infrastructural improvements just as friendly and strategy changes. Ghana was then moved from a HIPC economy to a center pay economy under the Kufuor organization (Mutaka Alolo, 2012).
Before the finish of 2008, Ghana’s economy had been quadrupled to US$ 28 billion, a time of eight years under the NPP. The normal GDP development of the NDC from 1993-2000 was 3.8% while that of the NPP from 2001-2008 was5.2% with monetary development arriving at 6.3% in 2007 (Daily Guide, 2016).
Disappointingly, in any case, during the Mills/Mahama’s eight years, they figured out how to evacuate the great establishment laid by President Kufuor and his NPP government.
Take, for instance, under Mahama’s administration, Ghana’s absolute obligation swelled from GH¢9.5 billion to a stunning GH¢122.4 billion before the finish of December 2016 with a little to show for.
This implies that about 93% (for example GHC113 billion) of Ghana’s absolute obligation since autonomy was aggregated under NDC government from 2009-2016.
Note that the already single digit expansion and spending deficiency multiplied cosmically.
To be very legit, Ghana went into the pains of monetary breakdown because of fumble and wanton defilement under the authority of Ex-President Mahama.
Take, for instance, Ghana’s monetary development eased back for the fourth sequential year to an expected 3.4% in 2015 from 4% in 2014 as energy proportioning (dumsor), high expansion, and progressing financial solidification burdened monetary action (World Bank, 2016).
In addition, the high swelling rate stay raised at 18.5% in February 2016 contrasted with 17.7% in February 2015, even after the Central Bank’s 500 bps strategy rate climbs (the expansion remained at 15.8 percent as of October 2016).
Furthermore, President Mahama’s coarse government hauled the financial development from around 14% in 2011 to around 3.4 percent as of December 2016.
All things considered, before the guileful Covid, the Akufo-Addo’s administration productively raised the financial development. Ghana’s economy developed temporarily by 8.5 percent in 2017 contrasted with 3.7 percent in 2016 (Ghana Statistical Service, 2018).
In reality, Ghana’s financial development, not long before the malignant Covid, remained at around 8.6% from 3.4% in December 2016.
Strangely, in the initial two years of the Akufo-Addo’s organization, the Industry area recorded the most noteworthy development pace of 16.7 percent, trailed by Agriculture 8.4 percent and the Services 4.3 percent.
Administrations portion of GDP diminished from 56.8 percent in 2016 to 56.2 percent in 2017. The area’s development rate likewise diminished from 5.7 percent in 2016 to 4.3 percent in 2017.
Notwithstanding, two of the subsectors in the administrations area recorded twofold digit development rates, including Information and Communication 13.2 percent and Health and Social Work 14.4 percent.
The Industry area, the most noteworthy developing area with a GDP portion of 25.5 percent, had its development rate expanding from – 0.5 percent in 2016 to 16.7 percent in 2017.
The Mining and Quarrying subsector recorded the most noteworthy development of 46.7 percent in 2017.
The Agriculture area extended from a development pace of 3.0 percent in 2016 to 8.4 percent in 2017. A lot of GDP, nonetheless, declined from 18.7 percent in 2016 to 18.3 percent in 2017. Harvests stay the biggest action with a portion of 14.2 percent of GDP.
The Non-Oil yearly GDP development rate diminished from 5.0 percent in 2016 to 4.9 percent in 2017. The 2017 Non-oil GDP for industry recorded a development pace of 0.4 percent, contrasted and 4.9 percent in 2016. Development in the final quarter of 2017 arrived at 8.1 percent contrasted with 9.7 percent in the second from last quarter (GNA, 2018).
So who says that all lawmakers are a similar when in power?
Indeed, it would be generally uncalled for to put for example, Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah and J. J. Rawlings in a similar bushel and think about their accomplishments.
For if nothing by any stretch of the imagination, Dr Nkrumah was a valiant industrialist who assembled many plants and just for President Rawlings to off load all to his sidekicks through his to some degree pointless Economic Recovery and Divestiture Implementation Programs.
Along these lines, it would be vastly absurd to put President Kufuor and President Mahama on similar platform as far as the execution of social mediations.
For if nothing by any stretch of the imagination, President Kufuor and his NPP government logically presented the free Maternal Care, the School Feeding Program, the National Health Insurance Scheme, the Mass Transport System, the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), the National Youth Employment Program, presently known as GYEDA, and numerous other social intercessions.
In like manner, it will be incomprehensible to place Akufo-Addo and Mahama in a similar crate. This is on the grounds that, the previous has judiciously presented significant arrangements and projects in barely four years in power, while the later neglected to present a solitary social intercession in eight years.
Moreover, before the vindictive Covid, the Akufo-Addo’s administration figured out how to move Ghana’s monetary development from a frustrating 3.4% under previous President Mahama to around 8%.
Also, the beforehand twofold digit expansion (15.8 in December 2016) was decreased radically to around 7.5% inside a