NPP 2016 manifesto promises making ‘non-existent’ impact – Alhassan Suhuyini

Alhassan Suhuyini, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale North, has observed that some of the 2016 manifesto promises said to have been fulfilled by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have “non-existent” impacts and some of them even pose as threats to the future of the country.

“The president is inaccurate when he suggests people are not fact-checking and refuting some of the claims they have made, even some of the boxes they claim they have ticked, the impact we expect to have is almost non-existent, in some cases, it  is rather a threat to the future growth and development of our country,” he stressed.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, while delivering the State of the Nation Address in Parliament stated that no one had been able to dispute claims his government has fulfilled more than half of its 2016 manifesto promises.

This was after the Vice President Dr Mahammudu Bawumia, at a town hall meeting held at Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region insisted that the Akufo-Addo-led administration had fulfilled 78 per cent of its promises and according to him, no one had been able to counter the claim because it was factual.

 “I do not intend to go through all over again, the meticulous accounting that was done in Kumasi 10 days ago, it is enough to say once it is Dr Bawumia, everything he said was backed by data and his customary fact-checking, ended by asserting 78 per cent of promises made solemnly to the citizenry have been or are in process of being fulfilled and there has so far been no factual challenge to his compelling testimony,” he noted.

But referring to the infrastructural challenges that the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy has been faced with, he insisted that some of the supposedly fulfilled promises were not well thought through saying “what is worth doing, which is and in the case of getting people to school is worth doing well and because it is worth doing well, you don’t just start from anywhere”.

“You start from somewhere that is well, that is why the National Democratic Congress with careful and meticulous planning thought there was need to improve access and begin somewhere well by making it free for day students as you improve on the infrastructure and others so as not to have such challenges.

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