Kwakye Ofosu: Mahama’s era outshines current conditions

John Mahama, former Ghana president and leader of the opposition NDC.
John Mahama, former Ghana president and leader of the opposition NDC.

Felix Kwakye Ofosu, an aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, recently lauded the achievements of the former President during his tenure in office.


In a candid interview with Umaru Sanda Amadu on Citi TV’s Face to Face, Kwakye Ofosu underscored the significant strides made in infrastructure development under Mahama’s leadership, drawing comparisons with the current administration’s seven-year term.

Assessing Mahama’s administration against that of President Akufo-Addo, Kwakye Ofosu asserted a notable improvement in conditions under the former President. He argued that across various performance metrics, Mahama’s tenure surpassed the current government.

According to Kwakye Ofosu, “Our debt was manageable, we were not bankrupt as an economy, and other indices showed that things were not as bad as we have now. As of 2016, when he [Mahama] was leaving office, the country was in much better shape.”

He highlighted Mahama’s significant investments in education and health sectors, particularly praising the former President’s efforts in bolstering Ghana’s healthcare infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kwakye Ofosu also commended Mahama’s initiatives to address longstanding power challenges, ensuring a more reliable electricity supply for citizens.

Furthermore, he pointed out Mahama’s achievements in the communication sector, water supply, and ICT space, noting that under Mahama’s leadership, 76% of Ghanaians had access to potable water, a figure that has since declined.

In addressing corruption, Kwakye Ofosu applauded Mahama’s swift action in dismissing appointees accused of corruption, citing instances where Mahama took decisive steps to address allegations of graft within his administration. He contrasted this with what he perceived as President Akufo-Addo’s reluctance to hold corrupt officials accountable, accusing the current government of shielding them from prosecution.

Kwakye Ofosu concluded by asserting that Mahama’s performance in combating corruption and advancing national development far exceeded that of the current administration.

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