Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo has condemned critics who have argued that government is running away from its promises.
He has argued that government has not spent up to a year in office and the tenure of the president is four years, hence promises made by government are to be fulfilled within that period.
“Every political party has a four-year cycle. We have done a one-year budget out of four, so, if I make 10 pledges and in one budget I fulfil six and [then] you say I am running away from pledges?” he questioned.
He said the manifesto presented by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is a four-year manifesto and going forward “we will tackle other problems”.
For him, “if anyone thinks that all the pledges by government will be fulfilled in one year, then you are being utopian”.
He was responding to issues raised by the Minority and other commentators over problems not addressed in the budget presented by the Finance Minister recently.
In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM on Friday, 10 March, Mr Osafo Marfo was optimistic the Akufo-Addo government will fulfill most of its campaign promises.