The Leader and Founder of the All People’s Congress (APC) party, Dr. Hassan Ayariga, has charged the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), to concentrate on finishing their tenure in office than breaking the eight-year mantra.
Dr. Hassan Ayariga believes the NPPs must rethink their plans going forward to solve the economic hardship facing the country.
He made the statement on Angel FM’s Anↄpa Bↄfoↄ morning show whiles commenting on the government’s target to break the eight-year cycle system of Ghana.
Dr. Hassan Ayariga also wondered why the government keeps focusing on power than solving the plight of the many Ghanaian citizens.
“Then we talk about we are breaking the eight. You think of finishing the eight first; breaking the eight is a much more difficult thing. The most important thing is, will you be able to finish the eight?” Dr. Ayariga asked.
On the economic challenges, the 2020 APC flagbearer said, “this Salah [Eid-ul-Adha celebration], people were buying animals for GH₵10,000, GH₵15,000. You can’t even get a proper goat to buy at GH₵3,000; you have to get GH₵5,000.
“What is the salary of workers to be able to save that to kill a ram on Salah day? Those are the fundamentals.”
According to the politician, the economic hardship is so dire that Ghanaians can no longer purchase a litre of oil on the market due to the continuous hike in prices.
“Oil has become more expensive than any commodity on the market today. Oil has become gold. The price of a litre of oil you can’t buy. Then have we have a country like Ghana; we can’t produce oil, nothing,” the failed presidential hopeful said.