The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has achieved more in 4 years than the National Democratic Congress (NDC) did in 24 years in government.
Dr. Bawumia said the good deeds of the Nana Addo led government is clear for everyone to see and no government can match the good work the President has achieved in his first term.
The Vice President who was addressing a durbar at Kwame Danso in the Sene West constituency on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, said even though the NDC has spent more years in power than any government, they have little or nothing to show for it.
It is for this reason that he has urged Ghanaians to give the President another four years to achieve more.
“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.”
Bawumia also stated that the Free Senior High School programme would have been non-existent if the National Democratic Congress won power in 2016.
He said the NDC has no capacity to deliver the NPP’s Free SHS programme as they were unable to pay allowances of teacher trainees and Arabic instructors during its tenure.
That was a clear indication they couldn’t provide the Free SHS which numerous Ghanaians benefit from today, he suggested.
“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 also called on the constituents to vote for the NPP in the upcoming elections.
The Vice President is on a two-day tour of the Bono East Region and is expected to meet with NPP parliamentary candidates, chiefs and community leaders as the New Patriotic Party seeks to win the majority of parliamentary seats in the region.