A leading contender in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Chairmanship race, Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Ekumfi, says the New Patriotic Party-led government will work hard to break the eight-year tenure jinx that has characterised Ghana’s political electoral system since 1992.
He noted that the ruling government is well aware of the country’s electoral trends since it returned to multiparty democracy in 1992.
“It’s a well-known fact that since 1992, the Ghanaian electorate changes the political party that has governed the nation for eight years, no matter the performance of that particular party,” Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Ekumfi exclusively told Nana Agyen Berimah on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
He continued, “We will break the eight-year cycle. You see, eight years forward, eight years back, it won’t help this country and that’s why I said. Those who have studied Development economics anywhere in the world see anywhere in the world that country that has developed went through this”.
He said the policies and programmes earmarked for implementation in the next four years would help rejuvenate the economy, create jobs and turn the electoral fortunes in favour of the NPP in the 2024 polls.
Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Ekumfi expressed belief that government’s GH¢100 billion Coronavirus Alleviation and Revitalisation of Enterprises Support (CARES) and Post-COVID-19 Recovery programmes would put the economy on a sound footing.
According to him, the ruling government has created a lot of developmental projects and programs that have propelled the country but the progress been made always see denial when the party leaves power.