Deputy Communications Officer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ernest Owusu Bempah has stated that despite the economic challenges, the NPP is confident about winning the 2024 general elections.
Speaking to journalists in Accra on Wednesday, February 15, Mr. Bempah said “during the Mahama administration, Ghana’s economy was running at a 3 percent growth rate.
Under the NPP, before COVID, it was doing 8 percent, that tells you we managed the economy better than the NDC.”
The deputy communications officer is optimistic that the government, under President Akufo-Addo, will tackle the economic challenges that have arisen as a result of various factors including the Russia-Ukraine war and the outbreak of Covid-19.
According to him, Ghana was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world due to the prudent measures of President Akufo-Addo.
He added that the “NPP has been able to lead the country through the storm even though there are challenges.
Mr. Owusu Bempeh compared this recent development across the country in terms of road, employment, and free SHS to when the NDC were in power and indicated that the NPP has done better despite the challenges the country is facing.
“If it had happened during the Mahama era you wouldn’t see all of these, they will blame it on the challenges. But we believe that as a political party before the 2024 elections, these challenges shall pass and NPP will come out united to win the elections and break the 8.
“The NDC, John Mahama as an alternative is empty. They have been there before when there was no crisis, we saw what they did, and they have nothing better to offer”, he said.
Meanwhile, aspiring flagbearer for the New Patriotic Party, Alan Kyeremanten on his campaign tour across the country said, the economic crisis facing the country is affecting his campaign messages.
The NPP is yet to release a date to elect a new presidential candidate to lead the party in 2024.