The government has fired back at members of the Coalition for Social Justice (CSJ) over their claims of unbearable hardship in Ghana under the Akufo-Addo-led administration as it accuses the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of being responsible for the current high youth unemployment in the country.
This comes on the back of threats by members of CSJ to hold series of protest to pile pressure on the government to improve the economic situation of Ghanaians.
Hundreds of Ghanaians including leaders of the main opposition NDC and PNC joined the CSJ in the maiden “Kum Y3n Pr3ko” street demonstration in Accra on Tuesday, 9 July 2019 to demand better governance but the government has described the move as mere political gimmicks by the main opposition NDC to cause public disaffection towards government.
Speaking to Valentina Ofori-Afriyie on 505 on Class91.3FM on Tuesday, 9 July 2019, Deputy Information Minister, Mr Pius Enam Hadzide blamed the NDC for plunging the country into the current economic mess.
He said: “To argue that this is the same government that is responsible for the unemployment that the NDC which is leading this demonstration created and we inherited, there’s a wealth of contradiction in that kind of positioning.
“It was the NDC that went to the IMF for policy credibility and did not employ and as a result of that it crated a massive backlog. If you check employment into the health sector alone that this administration has done since we assumed power in 2017, a lot of the employment into the health services are a backlog from between 2012 and 2016 within which time the NDC was at the helm of affairs.”