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High cost of living had international dimensions it is beyond the gov’t’s control – Obiri Boahen 

A senior member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has lauded Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s Election 2024 electioneering and called on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to support the new strategy of reaching out and propagating the ideas, policies, and visions of the flagbearer to the electorate at their doorstep.

Describing political rallying campaigns as irrelevant, Nana Obiri Boahen, a former Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, said, “Organizing and busing people to mammoth political rallies have outlived their usefulness and are a waste of resources.”

According to him, voters are more discerning and enlightened than ever before, able to make informed decisions about their choices, saying, “It is prudent for the NPP to support Dr. Bawumia’s campaign strategy to better inform and make the electorate understand and appreciate his vision for the nation.”

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani, Nana Boahen indicated that “getting in touch with the masses at their doorsteps would enable the NPP to explain and make Ghanaians understand and appreciate the causes of our economic situation now.”

“In fact, we have to do more, reach out to the masses and let the ordinary Ghanaian understand the reasons behind the rising trend of the dollar and the depreciation of our cedi, as well as the high cost of building materials and prices of food and commodities.”

Nana Boahen admitted that the cost of living for ordinary citizens remained high; however, he added that some of the reasons accounting for that had international dimensions which were beyond the government’s control.

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“That is why it is necessary for the NPP to get in touch and explain some of these reasons to the masses so that the opposition would not take undue advantage, use their propaganda machinery to throw dust and make the government unpopular in the eyes of the electorate,” he stated.

With an effective political electioneering campaign, Nana Boahen said Ghanaians would understand the NPP and the government better and be guarded against the politics of lies and propagandist strategies of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“Yes, we humbly accept that the current economic situation in the country is not the best; however, there are tangible reasons accounting for that,” he stated.

“You see, we just have six months until Election 2024, and the masses can’t feel the energetic nature of the electioneering. That is the best way to go because Dr. Bawumia’s focus is to let Ghanaians understand and seek their support for his sound economic policies,” Nana Boahen stated.

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