I feel ashamed when clips of the Akufo-Addo govt's failed promises are shown to me – Nana Akomea

I feel ashamed when clips of the Akufo-Addo govt's failed promises are shown to me – Nana Akomea

InterCity State Transport Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, Nana Akomea, has said he feels ashamed anytime media houses engage him with videos of promises made by the New Patriotic Party while in opposition and requires accountability from him for those disappointed promises.

When Metro TV's Good Morning Ghana host Randy Abbey asked if he felt guilty for the broken promises, Mr. Akomea, the Managing Director of the State Transport Company, replied, "Absolutely; it's embarrassing."

"I mean, when I come and sit here, and you play pronouncements that have been made, I am embarrassed because these are not propaganda; these are things we said we'd do," he went on to say.

Yet, he indicated that the main opposition, the National Democratic Congress, can also be gauged by the exact yardstick.

"You can just return the fact that you are playing with another face in 2007/8, and … if you look at the pronouncements between 2007 and 2008, the implementation, you'd see that it's the same thing," he said.

The former Director of Communications of the NPP said he could not be held accountable for the promises that his office communicated to the public on behalf of the party since they were not his promises.

"It's a straightforward explanation: you have to ask those in charge because there are sectors and people in charge of what we said we'll do. 

There are people in charge of agriculture tra, de, and industry. In the previous government, there were people in charge of agriculture who we said needed to do better whenever food prices increased. 

There were people in charge of finance, and anytime the cedi fell, we said they were not doing well. There are still people in charge of those sectors," he explained.

Citing an example of how accountability is being demanded of him as a person, Mr Akomea recounted: "You know, somebody sent me something video last week, and I laughed. 

He added, 'Nana Akomea told the government was going to pay rent, and now we can't find him; we'll do aluta against him because we can't pay our rent.' Somebody mailed it to me during a discussion on a forum, and I laughed."

Mr Akomea, however, clarified: "I didn't communicate those things on my behalf. This is what the party says it will do, so if you want to know what's happening to the rent promise, you must go to the ministry in charge of rent and housing".


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