The New Patriotic Party government was the object of ridicule at the maiden National Conference of Ex-MMDCES as former President Mahama threw jabs at the Akufo-Addo administration.
According to him, the NPP government appears to be ‘on autopilot’ with no one in charge. He claimed that the ministers in government sometimes act by their own prerogative. He chided government for its inconsistency with timelines; the President he says gives one timeline whilst his appointees give different ones.
“It’s like every minister in government has his own kingdom. And it is like the government is on autopilot, it does not seem to be someone in charge. So any minister gets up and says anything. I mean, look at the timelines for different things. National ID starts November, December, February. One District, One Factory is ready to start; 57 factories by end of 2017. Then somebody comes and says we are getting the money but the rate was not acceptable so we are going to look for money somewhere”, he said.
Mr. Mahama tagged President Akufo-Addo’s administration as a ‘governance as you go’ government with no policy to guide his initiatives. He alleged that only 30% of the money allocated to the Free SHS programme has been paid.