24th May 2024

Former President Mahama

While the leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress seems to be a on wild mission of just giving promises, ahead of the 2020 general elections, key members of the governing New Patriotic Party are stressing to the electorate the need to compare the governance achievements of the two main leading contenders in the election.

Vice-President Mahama Bawumia is the ‘latest’ high-ranking member of the Akufo-Addo government to challenge Mr Mahama and the NDC to move the campaign beyond promises to accountability of the stewardships.

In a social media post, yesterday, Dr Bawumia insisted that the 2020 presidential election is a choice between Mr Mahama’s eight-year record as Vice-President and President and the three-and-half-year record of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President.

“The choice Ghanaians face on December 7th is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Thankfully both of them have records.  John Mahama was Vice-President and President for eight years and Nana Akufo-Addo has been the President for three and half years,” Dr Bawumia wrote.

“It is not about what you say in opposition. It is about what you did in government. What matters ultimately to Ghanaians is how these two leaders were able to manage the economy and alleviate the suffering of the people when they were given the opportunity to serve,” the Vice-President added.

Financial institutions’ promise

Former President Mahama, on Monday, during the outdooring of his running-mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, promised, among other things, to settle monies owed customers of liquidated financial institutions, including DKM Diamond Savings and Loans.

However, according to Vice-President Bawumia, the Mahama government supervised illegal activities of the liquidated banks, as well as the collapse of 82 financial institutions during his time in government, questioning how a person who could not help depositors during his tenure will be making promises again.

“John Mahama presided over a mismanaged and collapsing financial system. 82 licensed financial institutions collapsed under JM’s watch,” he said.

He questioned whether, per the logic espoused by the former President, the 82 financial institutions were deliberately collapsed by his government while their depositors were also denied their money.

 

“Nana Akufo-Addo, on the other hand, has rescued the financial system and spent GH₵21 billion to save the deposits of 4.6 million depositors who would otherwise have lost their savings. DKM depositors will also be paid,” he added.

Collapsed institutions

Dr Bawumia went further to list all 82 financial institutions collapsed during the erstwhile John Mahama regime.

They include Agapet Microfinance Limited; Antcave Microfinance Limited; Apex Microfinance Limited

Atwiman Microfinance Company Limited; Bees Microfinance Limited; Cedar House Microfinance Services Limited; Central Capital Microfinance Limited; Charles Noble Microfinance Limited; Citiville Microfinance Limited; City Trust Microfinance Limited; Coastal Link Microfinance Limited; Diamond Winners Microfinance Limited; Dkm Diamond Microfinance Limited; Duapa Trust Microfinance Limited; Ego Vision Microfinance Limited; Ezi Access Microfinance Limited; F.H. & C Microfinance Limited; Fast Money Microfinance Limited; First Unity Microfinance Limited; Ganyo Microfinance Limited; Genesis Seed Microfinance Limited; Global Standard Microfinance Limited; Glow Microfinance Limited; Golden Life Microfinance Limited; Growth Champions Microfinance Limited; Growth Pole Money Lending Limited and Ideal Way Microfinance Services Limited.

Others

Others include Images Microfinance Limited; Jastar Money Lending Services Limited; J’cobs Microfinance Limited; Jubilee Microfinance Limited; Kab Microfinance Limited; Kb Star Microfinance Company Limited; Kwabef Microfinance Limited; Look-Ahead Microfinance Limited; Magnet Microfinance Limited; Mckeown Microfinance Limited; Medal Credit Microfinance Limited; Medlorm Microfinance Limited; Money Home Microfinance Limited; Money Link Microfinance Limited; Mothers’ Microfinance Limited; My Hope Microfinance Limited; New Dawn Microfinance Limited; Opportunity Global Links Microfinance Limited; Orion Money Lending Limited; Paxman Microfinance Limited; and Pendy-Glo Microfinance Limited.

More

The rest are Promise Microfinance Limited; Protege Microfinance Limited; Pryme Hedge Microfinance Limited; Quick Loans Microfinance Limited; Reach Microfinance Limited; Reemalex Microfinace Services Limited; Rejoice Microfinance Limited; Rimda Microfinance Limited; Royal Kingdom Microfinance Ltd; Sab Trust Microfinance Limited; Safe Credit Microfinance Limited; Seab Microfinance Limited; Sharp Vision Microfinance Limited; Shine Credit Microfinance Limited; Sika Dwa Microfinance Limited; Silison Microfinance Limited; Silver Microfinance Limited; Skii Credit Microfinance Limited; Softbiz Microfinance Limited; Sp Microfinance Limited; Spark Trust Microfinance Limited; Sufficiency Microfinance Limited; Swift Trust Microfinance Limited; Synthesis Microfinance Limited; Lord Is Peace Microfinance Limited; Time-First Microfinance Limited and Topnet Microfinance Limited.

The rest are Trust Jesus Microfinance Limited; Tts Microfinance Services Limited; Ultimate Focus Microfinance Limited; Uni Cash Microfinance Limited; Vanliz Microfinance Services Limited; Western Microfinance Limited and Xpress Link Microfinance Company Limited.

The Vice-President further listed some 50 projects, programmes and policies that the John Mahama administration either mismanaged or failed to implement, which same have been implemented by the current government.

He therefore called on Ghanaians not to trust Mr Mahama and continue to believe in the Nana Akufo-Addo government.

 

 

Source: Daily Statesman

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