The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has asked President John Dramani Mahama not to consider himself a contributor to Ghana’s progress.
At a news conference held on Tuesday on the controversial Smartys bus branding saga, Communications Director Nana Akomea said the party does not even recognise President Mahama’s contribution to the progress of Ghana to be compared to past presidents, who have their pictures on the buses.
Nana Akomea further stated that President Mahama’s current position as sitting president does not entitle him to consider himself a contributor to the progress of the nation but can only do so if he fulfils his latest promise by putting money into the pockets of the people of Ghana.
“The excuse for this decision to put the photos of President Mahama and the other fourth republic presidents on the buses is ludicrous,” the former lawmaker said.
“We have been told the decision was to recognize their contributions to Ghana’s progress.
“If this is indeed a pressing need of Ghanaians, then it should be the images of the past presidents which should be on the buses since they have done their bit as presidents and gone.
“President Mahama is still president. Indeed he has told us he is now going to fulfill his great promise to put monies into our pockets, so he obviously has not finished his contribution. That is his best contribution is yet to come. He has not finished his contribution to Ghana’s progress. So his image should not be in a display of those who are being recognised for their contribution.
“But rather strangely, his picture is even more prominent than those who have finished their contribution and left. In fact the others are in black and white (and not very visible) and his in full colour”.