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- Sunday, 24 August 2014 16:27
NDC would lose bigtime if elections were held today - Ben Ephson....
Pollster and Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Ben Ephson has revealed that, if elections were held today, the NDC would lose because of the current economic state of the country.
He said it is unfortunate that the country is facing economic challenges under the NDC administrative.
Uncle Ben as he's affectionately known, was speaking on XYZ's, THE ANALYST on Saturday morning, August, 23.
In two years' time (2016), Ghana will be going to the polls to either elect another government or retain the NDC government. Elections all over the world are partly based on the performance of the government of the day.
Ben Ephson said,
"If election was held today, the NDC would lose due to the current socio-economic challenges we are facing, but I believe 2 years is quite a long period [in politics] for the NDC to make positive changes in
the economy. If things improve, people will use it as a benchmark and vote for the NDC."
The Mahama-led administration has been bashed for a number of policies and leadership decisions that had not yielded the expected results by its detractors; GEEDA, SUBA and SADA, just to mention a few.
However, government has rolled out a number policy interventions and some developmental projects in its quest to fully embark on homegrown policies like the new GCAP to check importation at the ports, the new preventive action policy introduced by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana to flush out fake drugs, the revamp of the Komenda sugar factory following the promotion of the consumption of homegrown rice by increasing rice import duties, the 15 polyclinics to be established in two regions and the quest to set up a national airline company which critics believe would end up like the above mentioned 'failures'.