Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the first 4 years of the ruling New Patriotic Party government is far better than twenty-four years the opposition National Democratic Congress had power.
Dr Bawumia addressing the people of Kwame Danso in the Sene West constituency on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 said that measures the Nana Addo-led government put in place to handle the outbreak of novel coronavirus point out that the NPP are the better managers of the country.
“You all can bear witness that the NPP’s performance in these four years is better than the 24 years the NDC has been in power. Akufo-Addo placed measures to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 in Ghana by providing free water and electricity to citizens. This has never happened before in Ghana. I therefore urge you all to vote for the Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP parliamentary candidate.”
He furthered that the NPP’s dream of introducing Free Senior High School (SHS) policy wouldn’t have been manifested if NDC had won the elections in 2016.
Dr Bawumia called on the people to vote for the NPP government to retain its seat to protect the Free SHS policy.
“President Akufo-Addo’s promise to make Senior High School Education in Ghana free was met with a lot of scepticism from the National Democratic Congress. In 2016, the NDC said we couldn’t deliver the Free Senior High School Programme. They said we couldn’t do it.”
The NDC were unable to pay Arabic Instructor’s allowances and teacher trainee’s allowances which were GHS70 million. If they couldn’t pay for those, how then could they have paid for the Free SHS which cost GHS2.2 billion? If the NDC were still in power, we wouldn’t have the free SHS programme,” Dr. Bawumia said.