Dr. Bawumia and Samira
VICE PRESIDENTIAL Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has observed that poverty levels in the country keep rising by the minute saying, “There is wahala everywhere.”
He particularly expressed disgust about how the Zongo communities in the country have been under-developed, claiming that the level of poverty in those communities is as unimaginable as it is unacceptable.
Dr. Bawumia slammed the President Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration for being the cause of the high poverty levels in the country, especially in the Zongo communities.
He has consequently appealed passionately to the electorate, notably those residing in the Zongo communities, to vote massively for Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP presidential candidate, to resolve the problem.
Dr. Bawumia was addressing a large number of NPP faithful drawn from the ten regions during the first National NASARA Conference in Kumasi, which was themed, ‘Mobilizing the Zongo for Victory 2016.’
The historic event was attended by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Dr. Bawumia’s wife, Samira; Freddie Blay, Acting National Chairman; the Minority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu; Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka Wontumi, NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman, among others.
Dr. Bawumia stated that the NDC government had proven beyond every reasonable doubt that it could not transform the country and urged the electorate to vote for change, stressing that Nana Akufo-Addo is the person Ghana needs as president now.
According to him, the NPP has the development of the Zongo communities at heart and disclosed that the party will initiate ‘Zongo Development Fund,’ if it is able to snatch political power from the NDC this year.
Dr. Bawumia explained that the Zongo Development Fund would be used specifically to construct roads, provide potable drinking water and other projects to accelerate the development of the Zongo areas.
The NPP vice presidential candidate again descended heavily on the NDC government for collapsing local businesses with high taxes, noting that doing business in Ghana now is extremely difficult.
He gave the assurance that when the NPP assumes power, it would reduce the exorbitant taxes, including import duties.
He said that all the social intervention programmes introduced by the NPP administration, which had been collapsed by the NDC government, would be revived by a Nana Akufo-Addo government to bring relief to the masses.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi