THE GENERAL Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Justin Frimpong Kodua says he is aware of the harsh economic conditions prevailing in the country but was hopeful of a turnaround very soon.
Speaking on Peace fm’s Kokrokoo morning show on Monday, the NPP Chief scribe said cost of doing business and trading is very high in the country.
He noted that many were struggling to make ends meet while others have had to spend more to keep themselves in business.
With electricity tariffs and water suffering hikes, the General Secretary admitted that times were hard for Ghanaians.
But sounding optimistically hopeful, Lawyer Kodua said he had bouts of confidence in the economic team of the NPP government and was hopeful of a turnaround of the prevailing conditions soon.
He noted that measures including the return of the country to the IMF shows that the government was determined to use every avenue to stabilise the economy.
With a stable economy, JFK as the NPP scribe is affectionately called said he was hopeful that things would begin to normalise for a steady growth.
“With all our issues including high cost of doing business and living I am very hopeful of a turnaround because we have been able to keep our lights on 24/7 and it goes to show that someone is doing something right in this government so we must be hopeful”, JFK stressed.
Addressing the internal challenges of the NPP, the NPP GS admonished members to always abide by the rules governing the conduct of the party.
He noted that rather than seeking for a hype in the media to settle issues they may have, members should use the conflict resolution mechanisms and avenues in the party’s constitution to do so.
The GS stated that the party’s constitution provides remedy for any issues or challenges that rears it head in the administration of polling, constituency, regional or national offices.
“As a person I find solace in the NPP party’s constitution and that’s what I apply to every step I take in administering the office I hold and I must say that after prayer and bible study, the next thing I use is the NPP constitution”, JFK posited.
By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie