National Communications Officer for the NDC, Mr. Sammy Gyamfi has said unequivocally that the reasons for which the ‘Fix The Country’ conveners hit the principal streets in the capital were genuine concerns.
According to Mr. Gyamfi, the ruling New Patriotic Party has failed on its mandate and there is the need for the Akufo-Addo government to be sincere to itself and revisit the promises for which reason the people of Ghana voted them into power.
Mr. Sammy Gyamfi was speaking in light of the demonstration that was held on Founders’ Day by thousands of Ghanaians, especially youths who are aggrieved by successive governments’ mismanagement of the economy that has brought untold hardship to the people of the state.
During his submission on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana, Mr. Sammy Gyamfi indicated that Ghanaians, in general, can agree to the genuine expressions of the demonstrators.
“You look at the issues they were protesting against what this whole demonstration was about you cannot but agree with them that indeed there must be a change and that the President of this country President Akufo-Addo and his Vice Dr. Bawumia and the ruling NPP, in general, must sit up to address some of the very pertinent and genuine issues that the protestors have raised,” he noted.
He continued “Whether you are NDC or NPP, you know that what these protestors are talking about is largely true and it beholds on the current leadership of the country to address these challenges and make the country better.”
Sammy Gyamfi continued that the demonstrators had high hopes in the government to deliver the promises they made to Ghanaians in a round-up to the last two elections stating “These clearly are people who were very expectant that the NPP Akufo-Addo, Bawumia government was going to change their living conditions, improve their standard of living and improve the general conditions in the country because of the promises they were given in a round-up to the 2016 general elections and the 2020 general elections.”
“They were given high hopes. They were promised sustainable dignifying jobs. They were promised one district, one factory. One constituency, one million dollars; one village, one dam. One district, one hospital. One region, one theatre. One district one market and so on. So many fanciful lofty utopian promises have all turned out to be pipe-drips because, in the last four and half years, we have not seen government fulfill these promises in a way that is sincere and in a way that meets the expectations of the people,” he emphasized.
“The President will have to sit up. Go back to the kind of promises he gave the people of this country on which basis he was elected and which has formed a social contract between him and the people and begin to do these things. It is by doing that, that the expectations of these young people and Ghanaians at large will be met and we will see the development we were promised,” he added.