The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddy Blay suspects the #FixTheCountry campaign is propaganda inspired by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Although he acknowledged the concerns of the campaign as having merit, he maintained his defence of the NPP-led administration in efforts to restore the economic fortunes of the country.

“We shall not ignore what the people are saying but we shall also not dance to NDC propaganda,” he said.

The comment follows the #FixTheCountry currently trending on social media.

The hashtag gained popularity on social media after the youth of the country called out past governments for the mismanagement of the country’s resources and are demanding that government fixes the many challenges in the country including unemployment, health system, the high cost of rent, fuel prices, poor road networks among others.

Many Ghanaian celebrities have joined in the #FixTheCountry online movement and are holding government accountable in these areas of governance so as to safeguard the future of the country and its citizens.

Freddy Blay, speaking on the issue indicated that government is fixing the country at “a pace that Ghanaians will be happy with”. 

Addressing some of the concerns raised by the protestors, such as the issue of recent power cuts, he indicated that government has not relented in efforts to end it.

“Talk about dumsor, it’s not the dumsor as we know it in the NDC era which took place for four years. This is due to a few problems that we’re encountering. We are having problems with our distributing lines and definitely, efforts are being made to repair the broken down ones.”

“We have explained that the situation is not a permanent situation, it’s just a three-four months situation that people are making it look as if everything is broken down and we are not doing anything about it,” he said.

He further assured that the Akufo-Addo led administration will deliver on its mandate as promised.

“It’s a democratic country, you can have an opinion, maybe most of them are NDC people and maybe they are even referring to what then-candidate Akufo-Addo did say that when you are in power and people are complaining that things aren’t going well, fix it. Of course, government is in the act of fixing the problems in this country,” he said.