Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has slammed the current NPP government for massively disappointing Ghanaians.
According to Manasseh, considering the many promises the party made to get into office and the expectations Ghanaians had of them, their end product has been sorely disgusting.
In a post on social media, Manasseh said the expectations Ghanaians had of NPP in comparison to the reality of their performances is like when you buy a nicely packaged smartphone at Circle and then get home only to realize it’s just a nicely packaged key soap.
Quite accurate, I got to say.
Because of the work I do, I meet and speak with people from different backgrounds — the young and old, public servants and private sector players, people in government and those in opposition, politicians and civil society activists, Ghanaians and diplomats.
We often discuss Ghana. I have made an observation in their general views in the past few years. When John Mahama was president, people often said they were disappointed at the way he was running the country.
They said they lost hope in the Mahama government. When Nana Akufo-Addo became president, people say they have lost hope in Ghana and have given up on our country. It appears the second one is more serious.
The difference between the expectations of an Akufo-Addo government and what we have witnessed is vast. It appears we bought the latest smartphone on December 7, 2016, at Circle, and when we got home, we realised it was a bar of key soap.
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, I’m sure the very honest people in the NPP will tell you they expected better from an Akufo-Addo government than what we have seen so far. You may have a point in your submissions, but I must say, if Jesus Christ had told me this was how an Akufo-Addo government was going to be, I would have doubted him.
Nana Akufo-Addo still has some time left to make a difference, but judging from what I have witnessed so far, I must say I’m underwhelmed. And for the first time since 2004, I’m wondering if I should vote in 2020.