The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) national communications director, Richard Ahiagbah, asserts that the NPP-led administration has improved Ghana’s economy more than its predecessor.
He said that the state of the economy was far worse under the Mahama-led administration than it is now.
Richard made the observation at a breakfast with the press, which 1Family Radio was listening to, that despite inheriting a struggling economy, the NPP government has made it thrive.
“In 2009, when the NDC came to office, they inherited a growing economy. What were they able to do with that?’’ he quizzed.
“They will tell you that in 2011, they’ve achieved 14% GDP (gross domestic product) growth. Yes, that was on the back of the oil discovery that started production in 2010,’’ he said.
The politician argued that the NDC’s ability to develop over 40% after 2011 was dependent on oil, and that from 2012 to 2015, the economy’s 14% growth rate plummeted to 13.6%.
He claimed that whenever the NDC came to office, the country’s economy suffered, while whenever the NPP came to power, the economy improved.
“From 2011 to 2016, the NDC never grew the economy above what they’ve achieved, but immediately the management of the economy changed in 2017; this economy grew 8.2% from 3.4%. Just by merely changing those who are in charge from 2016 to 2017, we had almost about 5% growth,’’ he disclosed.