Ghana Goes To Polls

President Nana Akufo Ado and president John Mahama Photo
President Nana Akufo Ado and president John Mahama

Monday December 7, 2020 Ghanaians go to polls to elect between incumbent President Nana Akufo Ado and former president John Mahama. The two politicians are not new to contest at general election, as the president defeated Mahama in 2016.

The issues in the election are the achievements of Mahama against what is seen as the sins of Akufo. The incumbent president is said to be fighting allegations of corruption, nepotism, a bloated cabinet and poor management of the economy. On the other hand , the opposition candidate, Mahama is believed to have a record of infrastructural development. He is said to have done roads, and built standard hospitals that saved Ghana the embarrassment of having to raise emergency structures for the care of Covid-19 patients. These are apart from the airports built during his tenure that made Ghana snatched the aviation hub status from Nigeria in the West African subregion.

Though Akufo is said to have focussed on free education, there are complaints that not much impact has been recorded. The Akufo administration is also said to have had more money at its disposal than Mahama had in office.

So at the election on Monday the issues rest on who manages resources better and who is to be trusted to deliver on promises.

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