The New Patriotic Patriotic Party (NPP) running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has taken a swipe at the governing National Democratic Congress over what he says is the surge in hardships Ghanaians face in the country.
According to him Ghana’s unending problems can be blamed on mismanagement and corruption in the Mahama-led governm
Dr. Bawumia made the comment on Monday in Nyanyano Kakraba in the Gomoa East Constituency as part of his campaign tour of the Central Regional.
“There is a lot of hardships in the country today. In Nyanyano Kakraba, water is a problem, paying for electricity is a problem, paying school fees has become a problem, there are no jobs and this is why there is the need for change. Ghana’s economy has now been totally run to the ground and that is what is causing these hardships. But the problem is not a lack of resources, this is a land of resources but the real problem is that those who have been entrusted with the responsibility of managing our resources, mismanage and steal them, and this situation cannot continue any longer,” he said.
Dr. Bawumia used the opportunity to highlight some policies his party would implement if given the nod on December 7.
“The one constituency, one million dollars every year policy will ensure that, unlike the current situation, our capital expenditure budget reaches all parts of Ghana especially our towns and villages and that the constituencies are directly given significant resources to tackle their developmental problems. So from 2017, Gomoa East Constituency will have an equivalent of $1million and this will come every year so that no one will sit in Accra and send these monies to Burkina Faso or Dubai and deprive you of the benefits that can be gained from such an amount.”
NPP Manifesto will be all about Jobs
The NPP running mate also hinted that his party’s soon-to-be launched Manifesto will primarily be about job creation and also creating a congenial atmosphere for private businesses to flourish.
“Our soon-to-be launched Manifesto will be about jobs. Today our youth cannot find jobs, this will change under the NPP. We will introduce policies that will make it easy for businesses to operate, make profit, grow and employ. We will deal with the high import taxes to make it easy for companies to bring in raw materials and equipment for production and we will reduce the high tax burden on companies and traders,” he indicated.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana
Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2016