General News of Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Newly elected National Women’s Organizer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Hannah Bissiw, has said, Ghanaians are currently disappointed in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), for failing to make them feel better in 18 months after winning power.
The former minister under the previous NDC government said, nobody forced the president to tell Ghanaians he was going to change their fortunes in 18 months.
He made that promise but has failed woefully in delivering on that promise.
Using the Ghanaians are suffering mantra used by the NPP during the campaign season in 2016, Dr. Bissiw said, go and speak to doctors they will tell you they are suffering, go and speak to nurses, they will tell you they are suffering.
Go to teacher and nursing trainees, they will tell you they are suffering and feel disappointed that, this administration deceived them. Go and speak to importers and the business community, they will tell you they are suffering. Go to cocoa farmers and find out the struggles they are going through.”
Go to contractors and drivers and find out from them what they make of this administration. From the assessment we have done, we strongly believe that, the NDC is going to win the 2020 race and deliver Ghanaians from their current struggles.
“Commenting on the president’s claim that, Ghana will continuously borrow to develop the country, she said, I am shocked because the NPP told us they will not borrow but what do we see today?
Speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5 with host Kwame Tutu, she slammed the government for failing to stabilize the cedi against the dollar like they promised.
“The NPP was not forced to make these promises. They told us they had the men and were going to provide us with better leadership yet, the incompetence exhibited by the NPP is extreme. We are hopeful Ghanaians will give us the opportunity to serve them in 2020. Ghanaians know the NDC is the best party to deliver them form their hardship.”
Touching on her victory she expressed gratitude to all delegates, leaders of the party and God Almighty and has promised to work with everyone to ensure victory for the NDC in 2020.
She said: “We’re still together, to us, it was an internal election and, so, nobody lost and nobody won, NDC won and NPP lost. Come 2020, as a team we shall go to the battle and bring back victory.”
Dr Bissiw won with 446 votes to depose the incumbent Hajia Zaynab Mahama who had 252 votes. The other contenders, Hajia Tawa Zakari and Margaret Chiravira, managed to get 16 and 11 votes, respectively.