The National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku, says the record of President John Mahama and his vice, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur clearly shows they are walking into opposition.
He cited several instances where government has failed to follow through promises to see to it that the youth gets jobs and add value to themselves.
“You are only a leader when you turn and the people are following you, the moment you turn and the people are not behind you, then you are talking a walk. Mahama and Amissah-Arthur are taking a long walk into opposition,” Mr. Awuku said.
Speaking on JOYNEWS' political program, Minority Caucus, hosted by the deputy director of communications, Perry Okudzeto, he added that “The sad aspect is that we are creating a culture and a future of hopelessness".
Mr. Awuku charged the youth of Ghana to own the campaign of the NPP, just like their counterparts in Ivory Coast and Nigeria rose to own the campaigns of opposition leaders to kick out the governing party.
Citing cases of the youth getting fed up with the Mahama administration, Mr. Awuku said student leaders affiliated with the ‘sinking’ NDC are losing elections miserably.
Also on the show was deputy director of communications Anthony Abayifaa Karbo who bemoaned the President's handling of the economy, arguing that economic growth is a function of a competent management of the economy.
According to Mr. Karbo, the fact that during building projects a lot of people are on site to work does not mean jobs have been created, as the NDC government would make believe.
He said this has been going on since independence in building the country and charged Mahama to create sustainable jobs like ex-President J.A. Kufuor did during his time in office.
“These are jobs that the economy must offer which will be a consequence of effective management of the economy, prudent policies, and fiscal discipline,” Mr. Karbo said.