Pressure group Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG) says the rolling out of the Free SHS programme by the ruling party New Patriotic Party(NPP) will not guarantee it another term office.Speaking on Radio360's flagship programme “Y3nsom” Friday, the acting Chairman of AFAG , Arnold Boateng, asked the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to ensure Ghanaians are able to make ends meet as economic hardship presently in the country is being felt by many with businesses and importers reeling under harsh taxes and import duties.
“Times are really difficult and there is need for the government to be wary and make amends early enough before it is too late else Ghanaians will rule the NPP out which will cost them in the next elections, there is no doubt about that.
“AFAG told John Mahama that times are hard but he did not pay heed and it is the same thing on going now as the President has admitted himself that times are hard; I can tell you plainly that free senior high school cannot win the NPP the next elections because when people are going to vote , they will look at how they can make ends meet at that material moment and I hope the President will spend more on infrastructure and create jobs for people so they can earn some money ” he added.
The AFAG acting chair however debunked claims that the group appears quiet with the coming into power of the NPP, saying they are restructuring and organising the group.
AFAG was outspoken during the term of the NDC but appears to have toned down under the NPP government. Critics of the group have blamed the silence on the fact that most of their members are loyalists of the ruling party.