Ghana’s ruling party is asking voters to renew its mandate as the party’s leader President Akufo-Addo seeks a second-time reelection bid in December 2020.
According to the National Chairman, Freddie Blay, the New Patriotic Party has more to offer Ghanaians and the extension of its mandate will be in the right order.
Speaking at the launch of the NPP’s 2020 manifesto at Cape Coast in the Central Region on Saturday, August 22, 2020, Blay said they have been able to improve the country’s ailing economy in less than four years.
He said giving the NPP another four years in office will be a positive move in further safeguarding the future of Ghana.
“Within the three and a half years, we have kept our faith with the people of Ghana to a very great extent. We have fulfilled our promises largely and this is evident all over the country, and it could be seen to the extent that the economy has been repaired in spite of its mercy state we found it.”
Touching on the manifesto dubbed “Leadership of Service” Mr. Blay said the document has been put together with the interest of Ghana in mind.
“[The 2020 manifesto] is an indication of what NPP was in 2016 and is now and will be in the future, tackling the economy and advancing good governance for all of us. We are therefore asking people in this country that come December 7, based on what we say we will offer, take us seriously, vote for us again and we will deliver,” he added.
Our first term infrastructure record second to none – Bawumia
At a virtual townhall meeting in Accra earlier this week, Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, touted the government’s achievements in the last three-and-half-years describing its infrastructure record as “second to none.
With verifiable data to back up his claim Dr. Bawumia said, the achievement when compared to any government in its first term of office under the Fourth Republic.
“The investment in infrastructure by the NPP government over the last three years has been massive. I dare say our investment in infrastructure, our infrastructure record, is second to none for any government in its first term under the Fourth Republic,” Dr Bawumia stated on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 during a virtual Government Townhall Meeting and Results Fair showcasing the NPP’s infrastructure record, held in Accra.
“Notwithstanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the completion times of some projects, the data indicates that in the fourth republic, no government has achieved as much in its first term of office in terms of infrastructure projects it initiated its first term as the NPP government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”
Using a combination of film, tables and data, Dr Bawumia disclosed that over the past 3 and half years, the Akufo-Addo administration has implemented different infrastructure programmes across various sectors in line with the government’s agenda to ensure inclusive and accelerated economic development. The focus, he said, has been to provide infrastructure for all.
Source: Daily Mail GH