National Youth Organiser for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Anthony Karbo has challenged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to set the record straight on the charges of corruption and quit the propaganda.
According to him, government must be bold to tell Ghanaians how it managed to pay what he claims are the dubious judgement debt to its cronies at a time he says the country economy was at the brink of collapse.
Anthony Karbo was responding to the NDC Forum for Setting the Records Straight press conference held in Accra Wednesday.
The NDC among other things said the NPP has no credibility and track record to transform the economy if voted to power.
A deputy Finance Minister, Fifi Kwetey who addressed the press conference was certain that Ghanaians will not be deluded by the NPP’s 'utopian' promises.
However, speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Anthony Karbo said Ghanaians will be doing the country a great disservice if they retain the NDC in power.
He indicated that the ruling party in three and half years has mismanaged the once buoyant economy left behind by the NPP; increasing Ghana’s total debt stock from GH¢8.8 billion in 2008 to GH¢25.8 billion as at April 2012.
This figure according to Karbo represents a 193% increase of the debt stock bequeathed to the Mills-Mahama administration by the erstwhile Kufuor administration.
The NPP youth organizer wondered which projects the excessive loans contracted by the NDC were used for since he claims there are no visible projects.
He said, these revelations bring to fore the gargantuan corruption being perpetrated under the Mahama/Amissah-Arthur presidency.
Anthony Karbo stated that the issue of corruption will be a topical issue in the 2012 electioneering and he believes the NDC is the worst culprit.
He stated unequivocally that the strategy adopted by the NDC to churn out lies against the NPP will rather backfire and send them [NDC] back to perpetual opposition.
The NPP youth activist said, competency and leaders of vision is what Ghana needs and not propagandists who only seek the interest of their party.
Anthony Karbo was optimistic that Ghanaians will give the NPP the nod in December to accelerate the country’s development.