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Accept That Times Are Hard ― Prof Gyampo Tells Gov’t

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A senior lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has asked government to stop comparing themselves to previous regimes and accept that times are hard.

According to the Professor, the Akufo-Addo led government does no good for its citizen by comparing their management skills to the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“Please accept that times are hard; explain succinctly, the causes to Ghanaians, and communicate the measures that have been put in place whose fruitful results may be experienced later.

“This is the only way we can all tighten our belts to endure these austerity times, in the hope that we shall overcome the economic turbulence,” Prof. Gyampo said in a Facebook post, yesterday.

He continued: “When people are suffering, you don’t tell them you are better managers than the NDC. Comparing your performance to a regime that suffered such a monumental defeat is a tacit admission of failure and mediocrity.”

He explained that Ghanaians deserve a better understanding of how the economy is being handled.

“Last Sunday at church, an Elder who was preaching broke down and confessed as follows “enuanom, me y3 NPP ni paa, na mmom Ghana ay3 din” to wit “brothers I am an NPP person but Ghana has become hard.”

“This is an importer who complained bitterly about how the exchange rate is killing business men and woman. To tell me he is lying is insensitive,” Prof. Gyampo stated.

Firing some fiery darts at the present government, he said though the economy was experiencing some challenges, government appointees and those around the corridors of power who are fully catered for by the state with the tax payer’s money have refused to accept the sad reality.

“Some partisan sycophants who are complaining about hardships behind the scenes are refusing to make their feelings public…others are refusing to speak candidly because it is their Government in power,” he added.

Professor Gyampo further advised government to let Ghanaians know the reasons for the hardship and better communicate the steps been taken to combat it.

By: Jennifer Avemee

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