Former President and flag bearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, in his attempt to convince the Ghanaian populace that he is the best person to run the country after president Akufo Addo, has said that the sitting president won’t be alive to pay off debts.
According to a video sighted on social media, John Mahama in his recent campaign for the NDC described the debts accrued by NPP that will probably be left for the younger generations to come to bear the burden.
“If we follow the order of life, the path ahead of Akufo-Addo is shorter than all of you, young people. If you go to the market, you’ll see a small goatskin and an old goatskin. Young people can die; I agree, but if the natural order is to be maintained, somebody who is twenty years old is going to live the next fifty years”.
At my age, I’m going to live shorter, Nana Akufo-Addo is going to live shorter because at his age, in the natural order of things, he has a shorter time so that debt, he is not going to pay,” he stated.
This is the logic former president is preaching as he seeks to overturn a deficit of over a million votes in his attempt to return to the flagstaff house.
He lamented that since assuming power in 2017, the Akufo-Addo government has added a whopping GH¢137billion to the country’s debt stock with little to show for it.
Addressing chiefs and elders of the Nadowli traditional council, John Mahama charged Ghanaians to demand accountability from the government over how it disbursed those borrowed monies.
According to the NDC flagbearer, Akufo-Addo who he asserts has borrowed over GHC137billion will not live long enough to settle those debts so it will be unwise for Ghanaians to trust the future of the country into his hands.
He advised the younger generation to be bear in mind that by the time it is due for the country to settle its debts, Akufo-Addo will no longer be in existence and the responsibility will fall on them.
He stated that the government can’t blame the huge debt on the Free SHS as the program is funded with oil revenue.
“Free SHS is not part of the debt. Free SHS is GH¢3.6billion and it was taken from our oil revenues so it is not part of the debt. So let’s put Free SHS aside, GH¢137bn, what have you done with it? That is the question we must enter this election with. He (Akufo-Addo) is not going to pay it.