The Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a relative of Nana Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the NPP for election 2012, had made some reservations about the president’s trip to China, stressing more on its prospect for the nation. He expressed skepticism about a total of $16 billion loan agreement he gathered, the president contracted in China to revamp the road, health, economy and other projects.

“If it is true that they have contracted 16 billion dollars, then it is a big issue, it is more than the size of Ghana’s economy. Prior to that, there is no indications or whatsoever that the government has any such plan [in his manifesto or state of the nation address].

"So if all of a sudden a government within two years has been able to commit this generation and perhaps for the next 25/30 years to a spending of almost 20 billion dollars, then I think it is a matter of great concern and it is also important and necessary to get all the details involved. .. but I don’t believe government has been given such a loan,”