National Propaganda Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Richard Quashigah has dared the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to do a comparison of achievements chalked under President Mills’ two years in government to that of the first four years of former president Kufuor’s era and see how the latter pales into insignificance.
He said the first four-year term of the NPP is inconsequential compared to the first two years of the President Mills led NDC governance.
The Ministry of Information, as part of its efforts to trumpet the achievements of the government has published a 39-page book which contains a list of 50 achievements by the President Mills led NDC government since they took over power in January, 2009.
Among the achievements are increase in cocoa price to GHC 2000 per bag, capitation grant; payment of 50 per cent of the TOR debt; the implementation of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and reduction in inflation among others.
Speaking on Citi Big Issues, Richard Quashigah asserted that the opposition is simply making ignorant analysis of the Better Ghana Agenda Top 50 Achievements of Prof. John Evans Atta Mills-led government, and joined the ranks of other government officials who believe the NPP is in a state of panic.
But the Executive Director of Danquah Institute (DI) and a staunch NPP activist, Gabby Otchere-Darko, who was also a panelist on the programme, described the 39-page book detailing the NDC’s achievements as a draft tender document.
According to him, the NDC has shown a whole new definition of the word ‘achievement’ in the book, adding that it is ‘a propaganda document.’