Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot be defeated by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 polls.

“These people think they can unseat this man [Akufo-Addo] in 2020?” Mr Rawlings asked when the CEO of EIB Network, Bola Ray, called on him on Friday, 15 September.

Asked by Bola Ray if he thought it was impossible for the NDC to unseat the NPP in 2020, the founder of the NDC answered: “NPP? After only four years? No!”

In Mr Rawlings’ estimation, if the NPP does “well enough”, it will retain power in 2020, adding that “so far it doesn’t look too bad”.

The Akufo-Addo government in less than a year has been able to fulfill some of its campaign promises. It recently launched the much-publicised Free Senior High School programme. It also started running a paperless system at the ports as a means of fighting corruption. The president also referred three of his own appointees to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service to be investigated in connection with various corruption claims against them. Still on corruption, the government is on the verge of setting up an office of the Special Prosecutor to fight graft. The government also launched an onslaught on illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) right after assuming office. Just today, Friday 15 September, the president launched the national identification project which is meant to provide Ghanaian citizens with a new ID.

Source: Ghana/

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