Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, H.E Victor Smith has advised politicians to desist from spreading lies in order to secure political power.
According to him, the current Government under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lied their way into power by making promises they could not fulfil.
in an exclusive interview with Kwame Afrifa Mensah on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show, he said: “Politicians must be truthful to the citizenry. You should tell them what you can genuinely do and tell us how you fund the projects”.
He commented that President Akufo-Addo had no idea how to effectively implement the party’s flagship programmes such as the Free SHS policy and the One District, One Factory, among others before coming into power.
He contrasted the erstwhile Mahama government to the current Government by stating that ex-president Mahama never lied to Ghanaians on what he will do for the country. However, the New Patriotic Party “lied to Ghana and insulted Mahama”.
He disclosed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is working tirelessly to finalize their manifesto even with COVID-19’s presence.
In December 2016, the NDC was defeated at the polls by the NPP represented by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The NDC also lost its majority position in Parliament.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah