NPP slams NDC’s manifesto

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has slammed the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration for building a future of “lies, excuses and broken promises”.

According to the NPP’s Policy Advisor, Mr. Boakye Agyarko, a government that puts corruption first can only pay lip service to putting Ghanaians first.

He made the comments at the NPP’s ‘broken promises encounter’ at the party’s headquarters in Accra yesterday, just two days after the governing party launched its manifesto on Saturday at Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

The 80-page document titled: ‘Changing Lives, Transforming Ghana” according to President John Mahama has the best plan for the development of Ghana as it was birthed from the ideology and constitution of the party.

However Boakye Agyarko described the manifesto as full of “grandiose promises by the ruling party which seeks to lie its way into another term”.

“The NDC is coming to the end of its term. One expects the NDC to bid for the election on their past records, rather they are making grandiouse promises of what they will do if re-elected. Over the weekend, yet another avalanche of promises was made. One can predict the future of President Mahama based on what happened in the past,” he noted.

The NPP Policy Advisor indicated that a president who sees his non-performance as success is not fit to lead the country.

“The future under President Mahama is a future of lies and broken promises. Are people better off as they promised; Mr. President has improved the management of the economy.

These are the blueprints to which a government can be assessed not a phantom of promises made which are to be broken anyway,” he added.

Mr. Boakye Agyarko said Ghana’s future is bleak if the Mahama-led government is given another term in office.

“Who is NDC trying to fool? Stealing ideas they cannot implement and subjecting Ghanaians to penury all the more. There has been dumsor for four years, four years of joblessness.

A government that puts people first is one that is competent and implements promises that makes life better for all, not the one that takes away from the people. It is evident John Mahama cannot be trusted to put people first. It is rather a government that puts corruption first,” he stated.

“The decision in December will revolve essentially around whether Ghanaians should give President Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) another four years – making a total of twelve straight years in office; or whether Ghanaians will vote for change and bring back, after eight years out of office, the New Patriotic Party, under the new leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”

He added “in spite of all the efforts by our main opponents, the NDC, to dumb down the debate and get the electorate to focus less on bread and butter issues, we, of the NPP, understand politics to be nothing but a competition of innovative ideas to propel a country forward. And these ideas can only be successfully executed with the right mix of competence, conviction, discipline and integrity”.


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