President Akufo-Addo at a town hall meeting with Ghanaians in the United States touted his government’s ability to handle ‘dumsor’, adding that the $2.4 billion legacy debts he inherited from the Mahama government is being cleared and consequently Ghana is exporting energy to Burkina Faso and that Togo will follow.
But the President of the NDC Professionals Forum International – North America, Anorld Appiah in a reaction from his US base has pointed out that it is dishonest on the part of President Akufo-Addo to keep deceiving the uninformed, and blame Ex-President Mahama for reasons difficult to find, after over two years of “scamming” Ghanaians to assume governance.
Mr. Appiah explained to aptnewsghana.com that it is unfortunate” the President has not taken the trouble to understand the energy sector legacy debt, the ESLA law, the sinking fund, and all machinery put in place to handle investment debts in the sector and its revenue inflows, as bequeathed to him. Clearly the President still doesn’t have full appreciation of what he inherited in the energy sector”.
“Excess energy capacity and generation for export was inherited. He actually didn’t need to do anything in that sector except to benefit from yields and keep track on prudently managing revenue inflows from the sacrifices of his predecessor” he added.
He further advised President Akufo-Addo to stop the sugar-coated lies to impress Ghanaians in the diaspora. “Unfortunately, revenue and debt payment in the sector are being managed poorly, as we speak. Load shedding is now back with us” he noted.
Arnold Appiah further noted that “You acquire debt to enable you transform assets. The President should beg the question in his mind—how were we able to export energy? Did the infrastructure for production and export come from the sky? No, from the acquired debt”.
“I can’t seem to get over this lies!!!! Nana and his team always tell lies especially when they are overseas painting a rather rosy picture of what they are achieving in Ghana. They keep lying about Ghana beyond aid!! When in fact No Aid will come to Ghana because we are a Middle-Income Country….so it’s not a question of weaning ourselves out of Aid but rather, the Aid won’t come again as we turned MIC”, he concluded.
Joe Bright Nyarko
Journalist/Communication Researcher. Environment & Sustainability Advocate. Managing Editor of aptnewsghana.com, a non-profit news portal with bias towards environment and sustainability issues, rural development policies and gender & inequality.