General News of Saturday, 17 November 2018
Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has cautioned the ruling New Patriotic Party to be expectant of a huge collapse of their ‘saliva’ government in a little while.
The opposition leader did not mince words when he described the ruling government during his speech at the NDC Congress, as one whose foundations are weak for which reason they will soon be ‘destroyed’.
The 1-District-1- Factory project for instance he said, was proof of their disappointment and failure, particularly the fact that their numbers have been inconsistent and they still are unable to boast of realizing any of those promises.
“To assure you, when you build a house with saliva, it collapses with dew. The NPP house will collapse and it will collapse because it was built on saliva. We are told 1-D-1-F, 79, 0 for Upper East region in 2019 budget yet in 2018 it was 139 they promised, they said 109 will be ready, where are they?”, he quizzed.
He further jabbed Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta over their ‘ignorance’ as far as the social intervention achievements of the NDC was concerned.
“A few days ago, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia backed by Ken Ofori-Atta, sought to define social intervention. You can google Wikipedia definition of social intervention. And to quote the Minister of Finance, he said the NDC has no social intervention, yet we contributed to quality education in the country, we contributed to healthcare delivery and we contributed to reducing infant mortality”.
“Indeed in 2015, Ghana under President Mahama was awarded by the UN for halving poverty, yet a party and government which halved poverty did not contribute in any way to the social intervention of our country. Maybe Dr. Bawumia and Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta must go back to the Thesaurus dictionary to look for a new different definition of social intervention. I can only wish our aspirants very very well”, concluded.
Mr. Iddrisu was resolute his members will persistently be on the government’s toes till they honour their obligations to Ghanaians.
“We will as a parliamentary minority continue to exercise oversight and to demand increased transparency and accountability”. Meanwhile, outspoken leading party member called for unity and collaboration on the part of his members. This he says will serve the greater good of the party and help the future cause.