General News of Thursday, 11 July 2019
General secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party, John Boadu, says his party, the NPP, has fulfilled about 80 promises it made to the people of Ghana prior to the 2016 general elections, ABC News can report.
The General Secretary of the NPP adds that nearly 120 more of such promises made prior to the 2016 elections are also on course to being fully delivered.
According to John Boadu, the NPP’s ability to deliver on so many promises in just two and half years is an indication of what the party can do for Ghanaians if maintained in power.
“We haven’t been in power for eight or twelve or sixteen years but see how we have delivered on promises. If Ghanaians have the patience to give us more opportunities, they will know where the country would be,”he said on Accra based Peace FM.
He touted the achievements of the NPP in the past few years while blaming the NDC for steering the country into challenges.
“When NDC came into power, we slept in darkness for the first half of their eight years. NDC wasn’t having money to operate and distribute electricity,when we came into power, we have been able to stop the dumsor for the past two and half years”.
“We have cleared the NHIS arrears which the NDC party left behind. Even with the Menzgold issue, if we had not come to power, it would be like ‘God is Love’ and what happened in Bono Ahafo that NDC party watched for people to be scammed. We have invested almost about 13 billion Ghana Cedis to help depositors in various banks who are not able to raise their monies to the exact level it should be so that their monies do not go astray”.
“Within two and half years,we have for the first time in history been able to pay training and nursing colleges their allowances that the NDC could not pay to them when they came into power for eight years”,he said.
John Boadu also spoke about the free SHS policy which he said had paved the way for over 200,000 students to enjoy free Secondary education.
“Because of our investment in education, over 200,000 additional students who were not able to further their education after completing JHS are able to attend Senior High school”.
“Where would those students be in future if we had not invested in their education?” he quizzed.
He spoke of how the planting for food and jobs project was not included in the NPP’s 2016 yet had been delivered in a rather smooth manner hinting that the policy was on course to becoming one of the best policies ever introduced by any government in Ghana.
“We didn’t even add planting for food and job policy to our manifesto but we have started with it and its gradually improving and I am assuring you that within the four years, you will see the mass difference between the NPP and other political parties”, he said.