Former President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party.

According to him, the Akufo-Addo led government is superintending a regime that is enriching family and friends to the detriment of Ghanaians.

In a message on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the NDC, Mr. Mahama averred that “the NDC genuinely believes that the essence of democracy is to make life better for all citizens. This is why every time it has had the privilege of leading this country, the NDC strives to create opportunities for all Ghanaians, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation,” Mr. Mahama wrote on Facebook.

He added that “The NDC also believes democracy goes beyond enriching family and friends, because it involves using the nation’s resources responsibly to address the felt needs of all Ghanaians. Democracy, transparency and accountability are bedfellows, and therefore, while creating opportunities for all, leaders are also required to wage a strong battle against corruption,” he added.

Mr. Mahama further accused the government of killing the freedom of the press in an attempt to hide its wrongdoings.

“The NDC knows that a media cowed into silence and an intimidated citizenry do not constitute the appropriate resource for sustainable progress and national development. We believe, therefore, that the ability of citizens to express themselves freely is a right and not a privilege. This administration must learn to tolerate criticisms and enhance free speech while protecting journalists from harm,” he said.

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