President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must apologise to Ghanaians for the unrealistic promises he made during the 2016 elections campaign season, Cassiel Ato Forson, Member of Parliament for Ejumako Enyan Essiam and former Deputy Minister of Finance, has said.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo-led government is struggling to find revenue to undertake development projects to fulfil his promises.
In the lead-up to the 2016 campaigns, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) promised to establish a factory in each of the districts across the country.
The party also promised to introduce free Senior High School (SHS), build a dam in every farming hamlet in the three regions up north among others.
The government has been able to commence the Free SHS programme and also launched the One District-One Factory programme, but is yet to fulfil the other promises.
Speaking on Class FM Wednesday, 25 April, Mr Forson said: “President Akufo-Addo must apologise to Ghanaians for the unrealistic promises he made because he knows he won’t be able to fulfil those promises.
“He should apologise just as President Kufuor did. President Kufuor promised a lean government but never gave a lean government and he apologised for that, so, Mr Akufo-Addo must do same.”
He further noted that the government is engaged in unnecessary expenditure and that has negatively affected the economy.
“The government must cut down on some unnecessary expenditure in order not to throw the economy off gear,” he said.