Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has said the first term of the current NPP government has served Ghanaians better and positioned Ghanaians for prosperity than the entire 24 years the NDC has had power.
Addressing a durbar at Kwame Danso in the Sene West constituency on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the Vice President stated that the NPP’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social interventions that had been introduced point to the fact that they are 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.”
Additionally, Bawumia said the government’s flagship programme, The Free Senior High School (SHS) policy wouldn’t have seen the light of day if the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had won in the 2016 polls.
According to Bawumia, the NDC’s inability to deliver Free SHS is the reason why they cannot maintain it even if they win. Therefore, Ghanaians must not vote for the opposition party.
“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.
The Vice President is on a two-day tour of the Bono Region where he is expected to meet chiefs and people of selected communities to sell NPP’s message of “#4More4Nana.”