The Tamale North Member of Parliament (MP) says the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has turned the economy around in the wrong direction.
Alhassan Suhuyini disclosed on an Accra-based TV3 network Wednesday, the government has neglected the basics of economic growth.
He explained for an economy to witness growth, there is the need for a deliberate improvement in infrastructure.
Mr Suhuyini said that was what the past regime focused on to ensure that the country has good roads and hospitals.
But the NPP government is more committed to “rhetoric and slogans” than economic growth, he observed.
He was reacting to comments by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta that the economy is more robust than it was under the past regime.
Presenting the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget in Parliament, the Finance Minister credited the achievement to what he said were “deliberate strategic steps” taken by the government to grow the economy.
He said government’s many policies designed to deliver prosperity to Ghanaians are yielding results.
But the opposition lawmaker said the economy has not seen much progress because projects started by the past regime have been abandoned.
In a mock repetition of the Finance Minister’s remark, Mr Suhuyini said the economy has been turned around in the wrong direction.