Okudzeto pokes NPP: Should Government listen to Rawlings or not?

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Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is asking the opposition New Patriotic Party, NPP, to be sincere in their politics and stop the “Politics of convenience”.

In a compilation titled NPP: A Bundle of Contradictions, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says while NPP shouts loudly every day that President Mills and his Government should listen to former President Rawlings who is warning that the country is moving slowly and that now he doesn’t even know the direction, the NPP are quick however, in the Ya Na, [email protected] and Ghana International Airlines trials, to accuse President Mills of succumbing to the pressures of former President Rawlings.

Below is the compilation by the Deputy Minister For Information.

NPP: A Bundle of Contradictions

SLOW
The NPP accuse President Mills of being slow and sometimes even say he is moving backwards slowly but surely. At the same time they are accusing President Mills of being too fast. The NPP says in the recent Yendi swoop that President Mills is acting with “indecent haste” as contained in a press conference read on behalf of the Minority by Deputy Minority Leader Hon. Ambrose Derry. In the Matter of the Ghana International Airline Limited and Ghana @ 50 prosecutions, the NPP again accuse President Mills of rushing. Only yesterday, the NPP Minority in Parliament accused President Mills of rushing and insisted that the matters for which the Government recalled Parliament were not urgent. To the NPP, loans for rural electrification, Kpone water works expansion and the Korean Housing Project are not urgent and important matters and that these interventions can wait. What are we to believe, is the NDC Govt and Prof. Mills slow or too fast?

COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS
The NPP Minority in Parliament has gone on record that President Mills is setting up too many Committees and has even stated that they amounted to waste of time and resources.However, only recently, in the press conference addressed by the Deputy Minority Leader Hon. Ambrose Derry, the NPP stated that they insist that a new Commission should be set up by the President to look into the Murder of the Yaa Naa as stated in the NDC Manifesto.
Are there too many Committees and Commissions or not?

MANIFESTO PROMISES
The NPP has accused President Mills of not living up to his manifesto promises. They often cite the promise to work towards the engagement of 40% women appointees and to attend the party’s congresses and conferences. However the NPP has been up in arms against the decision to change the Senior High School duration from 4 to 3 years though it is also a major manifesto promise. Should President Mills keep his manifesto promises or not?

FORMER PRESIDENT RAWLINGS
The NPP shouts loudly every day that President Mills and his Government should listen to Former President Rawlings who is warning that the country is moving slowly and that now he doesn’t even know the direction. However, in the Ya Na, Ghana @ 50 and Ghana International Airlines trials, the NPP is accusing President Mills of succumbing to the pressures of Former President Rawlings. Should President Mills listen to Former President Rawlings or not?

MACRO ECONOMIC STABILITY
You will recall that in the early days of the NDC Government, the popular refrain from the NPP was that the new Government should stop seizing or arresting cars and arrest the depreciating cedi. Now, the cedi has been stabilized and has even appreciated at some point against all the major currencies. In a shocking twist, the NPP has changed its position stating that this doesn’t matter. Their 2008 Flag bearer even puts it worse in his recent press interaction when he postulates that any Senior High School Economics student can achieve the macro-economic gains we have chalked over the last 15 months.

CONCLUSION
This country deserves a sincere and trusted way of doing politics. The Politics of convenience and lack of principle which the NPP has so much epitomized having been in opposition for just 15 months is shameful to say the least and can only lower politics in the minds or right thinking Ghanaians whiles eroding the little credibility left of the New Patriotic Party.