NDC Has Impoverished Ghanaians

Hon CATHERINE Abelema AfekuCATHERINE Abelema Afeku, MP for Evalue-Gwira constituency says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has people with the best intellectual acumen to fix the country’s economy which is being mismanaged by the current government.

This situation she noted has made life unbearable for Ghanaians saying people can now attest to the fact that prices of goods and services as well as foodstuffs keep skyrocketing with the electorate expressing regret for voting the National Democratic Congress (NDC) into power.

She has therefore called on her constituents and NPP supporters nationwide and beyond to rally solidly behind the party and help it to clinch victory in the 2012 general elections.

Hon. Afeku, who is also member of the Roads and Transport Committee in parliament, stated this at a public forum she organized for her constituents at Axim on Monday.

According to her, there was no doubt the NPP would come back to power in January 2013 looking at the suffering of most Ghanaians due to harsh economic policies being implemented by government. 

“We members of the NPP will not engage the NDC in politics of insults and we implore all our supporters to follow suit, but we will compare our policies to theirs so Ghanaians will make an informed choice in 2012,” she noted.

The forum was aimed among other things to brief her constituents on issues prevailing in parliament and also interact with them.

She indicated that even though her party was in opposition she would go all out to ensure her constituents had their share of the national cake and that their welfare would not be toyed with.

She announced members of the Roads and Transport Committee   would soon pay a visit to the constituency to inspect roads in Axim and other areas in order to take the necessary action.

The MP said educational development was a priority on her development agenda and that a committee had been formed to select brilliant but needy students in the area for scholarship using part of the MP’s common fund.

She said she had held discussions with the Municipal Director of

Education to use part of the GET Fund to construct day care centres for Awukyire and Ayisakro, build teachers’ bungalows for schools at Anagye and provide desks for the Anglican school in the area.

On his part Isaac Osei, MP for Subin in the Ashanti Region described as unacceptable the situation where government laid off employees under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) and brought in others under the pretext of creating employment.

“What we expect the NDC to do is not to lay off the workers but rather expand existing avenues so government could employ more people,” he added.

The MP for Manhyia, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh told the people in the Nzema area to hold the NDC government to its numerous promises of developing the area adding a great chunk of the oil and gas revenue should be used to make lives better for the people of Western Region.

From Emmanuel Opoku, Axim