The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) says it will be difficult for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) under Mahama to win the 2020 general election to portray since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has portrayed itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy.
The Think Tank revealed this in a report released on 13 May 2019. It added that the Nana Addo led NPP will see the country’s economic situation generally improve during the remainder of their terms of office.
Read excerpts of the report below :
“The 2016 legislative election was won by the NPP; and the campaign was dominated by the faltering economy, which many Ghanaians still associate with Mr Mahama.
“The Economist Intelligence Unit believes that it will be difficult for the NDC under Mr Mahama to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth outlook is fairly strong.”
“We expect Mr Akufo-Addo and the NPP to secure re-election in 2020.”
“If the NDC can present a coherent opposition and hold the NPP to account on unfulfilled campaign promises particularly on job creation and industrialization, where progress has been generally slow and success patchy—the election could be closely contested.”
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