Ghana’s economy would’ve been worse if NDC were in power – Martin Afenyo-Markin


The Effutu MP, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, vigorously defended the New Patriotic Party (NPP) against claims of failing to uplift Ghanaian living standards during their seven and a half years in power. He argued that despite economic challenges, the situation would have been direr under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) due to their past governance approach.


Afenyo-Markin highlighted key NPP policies like reduced electricity tariffs and free senior high school education, contrasting them with the NDC’s skepticism while in power. He stressed that the NPP took tangible steps, such as negotiating tariff reductions, to alleviate burdens on households and businesses, contrary to the NDC’s stance.


Acknowledging public grievances about high living costs, he underscored that conditions were worse under the NDC’s tenure. He suggested that the NDC’s governance style would have exacerbated the situation if they were still in power.


Asserting the NDC’s unchanged stance since losing the 2016 election, Afenyo-Markin noted the only notable shift being their choice of running mate.


He pointed out that the NPP had completed 60 out of 101 community-day school buildings (E-Blocks), initially initiated by the Mahama administration, to support the Free SHS policy. He contrasted this with the NDC’s completion of only 29 E-Blocks before leaving office in 2016.


Afenyo-Markin emphasized the NPP’s commitment to continuing projects initiated by previous administrations, highlighting their completion of an additional 31 E-Blocks since taking office, bringing the total to 60 operational community-day schools by 2022.

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