Fiifi Kwetey a Notorious Liar And Propagandist

The newly elected General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Fiifi Kwetey is a noted liar and a propagandist.

In less than 24 hours that he was elected the chief liar started his propaganda activities with the assertion that former President Mahama solved the “Dumsor” problem under his tenure.

I am taking the opportunity to outline some of the misinformation put out by Fiifi Kwetey. I know my party NPP will have an antidote for this notorious liar.

Fiifi Kwetey who was the Managing Editor of the Lens Newspaper spewed several false news just to score political points.

One of the famous misinformation he put out in one of his publications was that the then NPP government led by President J.A.Kufour had sold all the gold reserves in the country.

When he was quizzed during his vetting to become the Deputy Minister of Finance under President Mills’ he admitted that the publication was false.

There is also a popular video on social media where he described the free SHS President Akufo-Addo had promised to implement as lies.

Fifi Kwettey, in the 24th October 2008 press conference titled “Why Atta Mills’ promises are credible & Why Akufo-Addo’s are not worth even the paper they are written on”, Fifi Kwettey stated on authority that the NPP’s claim of quadrupling the size of the Ghanaian economy from $3.9 billion in 2000 to $16 billion in 2008 was a big lies

Then came the bold declaration by Fifi Kwettey: “An economy of $4 billion in 2000 growing at the so called average rate of 6% per annum can in eight years be at most only $6.4 billion- We repeat $6.4 billion.”

“When the NPP says they have quadrupled the economy from 4 billion to 16 billion in eight years, what they are claiming is that the economy of Ghana has been growing at an average rate of nearly 20 percent every year”, Fifi Kwettey continued.

This was the level of understanding of economic growth rates Mr Fifi Kwettey had and was a Deputy Minister of Finance.

However, as the NDC’s own 2010 budget statement would have it, the NPP had even understated the size of the Ghanaian economy as at 2008 as figures show that the size of Ghana’s economy in 2008 stood at $17.78 billion. After the economy was rebased, the size of the economy in 2008 stood at $24.85 billion (GH¢30.17 billion).

Any yet Fifi Kwettey has the audacity to dare anyone to prove a single falsehood in his 2008 publications.

Again, in the same press statement, Fifi Kwettey stated that the NPP’s claim of having inherited an inflation level of 40.5% as at December 2000 was false, adding that “Dr Bawumia, the NPP running mate can confirm this fact.”

“That is not the truth!” Fifi Kwettey exclaimed.

As though this was not enough, Fifi Kwettey’s lying spree has begun in his 2012 edition of setting the records straight.

For example, Mr Kwettey, last Thursday, stated that “The people of Akatsi through Tadjewu to Dzodze can still not believe their eyes that within three short years a major new road has been constructed and commissioned for them- opening that corridor to a whole new economic opportunity.”

He continues, “The three years of President Mills have seen three new boarding gates at the Kotoka International Airport, eight additional aircraft parking bays nearing completion, the construction of a Perishable Cargo Centre which is set to revolutionize the nation’s horticultural export business……”

The above mentioned projects are all part of the $547 million worth of projects undertaken by the Millennium Challenge Account secured by President Kufuor, and clearly spelt out in the MCA’s “List of projects” document.

Also Fifi Kwettey stated that the NPP never bothered to procure patrol vessels to protect our fisheries resources and boost enforcement of the fisheries regulation but President Mills in his three years has “quickly moved to procure four (4) patrol vessels.”

Again, Fifi Kwettey conveniently forgets that the agreement for the purchase of these speed boats was sent to parliament by the NPP administration, with funding of the project already secured, and was approved by parliament on the 14th of November 2008.

According to the manufacturers, it takes three years to manufacture these boats and thus arrived in the country in 2011, three years after order had been made.

I am happy there are many fact-checking organistions and individuals around compared to years ago. I know Fiifi Kwetey will be exposed big time.

Charles Asare

NPP Supporter



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