Dennis Miracles Aboagye, a former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Akuapem North, has said that comparing current economic conditions to those in 2016 under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration and concluding that they are worse off at the moment smacks of dishonesty and insincerity.
He said that, despite the government’s debt to them, the beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) initiative who are owed four months wage arrears are even better off because they know they are owed and would be paid.
That, he argued, is preferable to someone who is unemployed and has no possibility of finding work.
“It is complete dishonesty, it is insincerity for anyone to even try to compare where we are now to where we found ourselves in 2016 and argue that it was better than now,” he stated on TV3’s New Day show with Johnnie Hughes on Tuesday, January 18.
Are you implying that we are better than we are now? He was questioned by Johnnie.
“Today, at least the NABCO beneficiary is on a certain list the government is owing four months. When I have someone owing me I am better off than being in soo much poverty that I haven’t have anything to do with some one for the person to owe me.”
In a subsequent post on his Facebook page, he said “Covid-19 has brought to bear genuine challenges accross the globe and Ghana was not spared, but we are bouncing back and setting ourselves back unto the path of growth. Let’s remain steadfast as we work together to fight off the effect of this global pandemic and return to the glorious years of 2018 and 2019.