NPP keen on breaking eight-year tenure jinx – Oppong Nkrumah

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Information Minister Kojo Ubung Nkrumah says the NDP-led government will work hard to break the eight-year period that has characterized Ghana’s political electoral system since 1992.

He said, “It is a well-known fact that since 1992, Ghanaian voters have changed the political party that ruled the nation for eight years, regardless of the performance of that particular party.”

Mr Ubung Nkrumah, in response to a question regarding a risk analysis of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for the country’s political and economic environment that hinted at a possible change of the NDP-led government in the 2024 general election, said the party was eager for change. Narration.

The EIU is the research and analysis division of the UK-based The Economist Group, which researches countries’ economic performance and forecasts potential outcomes.

In its latest report, the Economic Intelligence Unit provided guidance notes and assessed the risks of Ghana’s economic and political climate and its implications for the future.

Mr Ubung Nkrumah noted that the ruling government has been well aware of the electoral trends in the country since it returned to pluralist democracy in 1992.

According to him, the policies and programs for implementation in the next four years will help renew the economy, create jobs and divert electoral fortunes in favor of the Progressive National Party in the 2024 elections.

The minister expressed his belief that the government’s programs to mitigate the Corona virus and revitalize Enterprise Support (CARES) and revive them after the outbreak of Covid-19 will put the economy on sound foundations.

EIU projects victory for NDC in 2024 polls

Early on, Mr Ubung Nkrumah praised Parliament for approving the government’s 2021 budget and economic policy statement and expressed hope that the legislature would later approve the appropriation bill by March 30th, to give the government authorization to spend.

He revealed the falsehood of assurances in sections of the media that the new taxes proposed by the government were aimed at paying the costs of free water and electricity that were provided last year.

He said the intended revenue from the new taxes was explained in detail on page 58 of the budget, and that around the world, governments have been imposing new taxes to help raise money to revive their economies, which have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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