NDC: We laid down solid foundation for development

NDC: We laid down solid foundation for developmentThe National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Thursday said the "marginal
gains" of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) were due to the solid
socio-economic structure that was handed over to it in 2001.

The
NDC said in spite of "covertly" adopting its solid socio-economic
policies, those of the government had been without the corrective
measures that the NDC had initiated to help low-income workers and
households.

This was contained in a document titled: "Ghana:
Economic and Social Foundations for Stability and Growth," made
available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday.

The
document, according to the NDC, sought to debunk the NPP propagandist
billboards erected nationwide trumpeting the "purported achievements"
of the NPP government over the past eight years.

It said the
billboards credited the NPP as being solely responsible for the
transformation of the economy without acknowledging the foundation
which was laid by the NDC and the valuable contribution of the minority
in parliament in checking the recklessness of the government.

The
NDC, however, admitted that policies such as the change of currency
were painful but explained that the overall monetary and financial
policies of the government must be judged by their eventual
effectiveness.

According to the party, its biggest achievement
was the restoration of the pride of Ghanaian citizenship through
"human-centred policies" that ensured the voluntary return of nationals
from abroad.

The party accused the NPP government of dumping
the Vision 2020 Agenda prepared by the NDC in 1994, saying this had
contributed to the retardation in the growth and progress of the
economy.

It said: "Ghana would have made better progress, had
the NPP maintained or at worst reviewed the Vision 2020 policy as a
national and not a partisan document."

Source: GNA