Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings in 2016 stated that “living in Ghana was difficult” due to the economic hardship created under the leadership of the then-president, John Dramani Mahama.
Speaking in an interview on 3 News she mentioned that “It is difficult to live in Ghana at the moment. It is difficult because there are so many problems affecting a lot of people.”
She added: “So you don’t run to the IMF when there is nothing wrong with you. The economy has been collapsed. Completely collapsed through theft, through mismanagement and others.”
Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has defended her decision to dethrone President Mahama, accusing the latter of making Ghana a difficult place to live.
In an exclusive interview on TV3’s New Day on Wednesday, Mrs. Rawlings pointed out that Ghanaians have been forced to endure the brunt of bad leadership by the Mahama-led administration.
Mrs. Rawlings, whose husband ruled Ghana for 19 years, believes the situation in the country has deteriorated since Jerry John Rawlings left office.
In her assessment, the country’s decision to run to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an indication that the economy has collapsed.
“So you don’t run to the IMF when there is nothing wrong with you. The economy has been collapsed. Completely collapsed through theft, through mismanagement and others,” she asserted.
Mrs. Rawlings is hoping to contest the presidential race for the first time in November this year on the ticket of National Democratic Party (NDP), after a botched attempt in 2012.
The NDP was barred from contesting the last presidential election as a result of administrative errors during filing of presidential nomination forms in 2012, a situation she said was orchestrated.
She was elected as NDP's flagbearer on Sunday at the party's delegate’s congress in Accra.
“It is difficult to live in Ghana at the moment. It is difficult because there is so many problems affecting a lot of people,” Mrs. Rawlings told TV’s Bright Nana Amfoh.