Politics of Saturday, 1 December 2018
A Deputy Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mame Yaa Aboagye believes the founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ex President J.J Rawlings was right when he stated at the just ended NDC National Congress “The old days can only happen when we cultivate the habit of listening to ourselves; infact the NDC should listen to themselves”.
According to her, the NDC must apologize to Ghanaians for deceiving us into believing that times are “Hard”.
The NDC has pegged the filing fees for Flagbearer hopefuls at GHC400,000. The Presidential aspirants are also to pay an amount of GHC20,000 to pick their forms to contest in the race scheduled for January 19,2019.
The amount will however be halved for women and aspirants with physical disabilities.
But Maame Yaa Aboagye slammed the NDC for their hypocrisy after charging such absurd and immoral fees when the party preaches to be a social democrat.
“They need to tell us where they expect their flagbearer aspirants to raise Gh420,000.
“For the past 2 months, the NDC has been deceiving Ghanaians into believing that, the Akufo-Addo government was making life unbearable, forgetting that they are the same culprits who took us to IMF as well as approving overpriced contracts. They invested millions of monies in projects we can’t trace (SADA, GEEDA ETC).
“In fact, Ghanaians should continue to support the Akufo-Addo government and note that indeed 2019 will be a year of massive industrialization. Jobs and all of our flagship initiatives will be fulfilled.
“Bringing back the Old days meant, to give detailed account of your source of funds. With the TIN being enforced, the TAX net is going to be widened and citizenry will be given the opportunity to contribute towards the development of our Great Nation,” Mame Yaa Aboagye noted.