If you are into fashion, hardly would you pick fake jeans popularly referred to as ‘Togo jeans’ in Ghana over a genuine brand.
It is in this same vein that the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, believes the majority of voters wouldn’t entertain the idea of choosing former President Mahama over President Akufo-Addo during the 2020 Presidential elections.
Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako described former President Mahama government as a “fake baggy Togo jeans” that shines on the outside but is “fake in texture”.
He, therefore, challenged the opposition NDC led by Mr. Mahama to show records to enable Ghanaians judge who has met their aspirations the most.
Speaking in an interview with Peacefmonline.com, Mr. Antwi-Boasiako also known as Chairman Wontumi stated that under the leadership of the former President, “emergency healthcare system was collapsing with only 51 semi-functional ambulances in the country; four years of dumsor with its costs”.
He continued that “growth in agriculture was declining; Industry growth was in the negative; Interest rates were high; the banking system was weak; unemployment was rising; the NHIS was back to cash and carry.”
Chairman Wontumi noted that unlike the standard President Akufo-Addo has set, the NDC government had to go to the IMF for a bailout and policy credibility which.
“There were increases in taxes on many items including condoms and cutlasses. Freeze on public sector recruitment. Cuts in research allowances for lecturers. Abolition of teachers and nurses training allowances. Many parents could not afford school fees for their wards to attend senior high school”, he said