President John Mahama has cautioned Ghanaians to be wary of persons who make lofty promises to them especially when they are outside government.

He said these promises to the electorate are coming from people who are out of touch with  reality.

“Often when you are outside government you have a very simplistic view of things and so you can just say when I come I will do this, I will do that. I will build a wall here, and I will build a factory in every district,” he said.

President Mahama made these remarks when he met sections of the Business Community in Accra, Monday.

Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been criticized for his one-district-one-factory and the one-dam-one village promises he made to the electorate.

Political opponents namely the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), and Convention People’s Party (CPP) have said the promises are not feasible.

Addressing artisans in Koforidua during his campaign tour of the Eastern Region, CPP flagbearer, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet said the many promises made by the NPP are merely to hoodwink Ghanaians to vote for the party in the elections.

He said the NPP would have transformed Ghana when it had the opportunity from 2001-2008 during the erstwhile President John Kufuor’s administration.

Although he did not mention the name of the NPP leader, President Mahama said most of the promises that have been made by his opponents are not realizable.

“It is easier for you to say these things when you are outside government, but when you come in and the reality catches up with you, you realize that things are not that easy,” he said.

He said Ghanaians need to monitor world affairs and the way things are playing out.

“With Brexit, with the US elections, Trump’s surprise win against the polls and to see how this worldview will affect America’s relations with the rest of the world,” he said.

He expressed confidence that the next NDC government would prioritize job creation and put in measures to improve the economy.