The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should desist from settling debts left behind by the John Mahama administration.
He said the President should focus more on awarding contracts to competent people who will help in fixing the economy, especially with roads.
He believes it will take more than four years for the NPP government to clear the debt left behind by the erstwhile John Mahama administration.
“In eight years, NDC left nothing and created a lot of mess and instead of Nana Addo concentrating on aspects of the economy, he is rather focused on settling debts of NDC. It will take more than 4 years to settle debt of the NDC” he said on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Tuesday.
Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo some months ago stated that the debts left by the NDC administration will render Akufo-Addo’s government stagnant if he tries to pay them all off.
But the NPP government, the lawmaker indicated, inherited a heavily indebted economy and it will take time to settle it.
Mr Agyapong, therefore, urged the ruling government to put some of its resources into giving out contracts for entrepreneurs like himself to benefit instead of settling all of NDC’s debt.
“NPP can’t even clear NDC debts in four years. NPP is using all the money to settle NDC debts; they should set some aside and give us contracts.
Development has stalled because of the mess NDC created. The NPP has indeed made the NDC comfortable. They will pay the NDC and give contracts to them” he said.