The Member of Parliament for the Tamale central, Inusah Fuseini says the New Patriotic Party is implementing the NDC manifesto instead of their own manifesto.
Following recent accusations and counter accusations of the two main political parties’ manifestoes brouhaha, the NDC says the ruling NPP has damped their manifesto and has resorted to using their (NDC) manifesto to woo the interest of Ghanaians to vote for them in the December general election.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress NDC, John Dramani Mahama on September 15, 2020 in Ashanti Region accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of rushing to cut sod for projects that they have not allocated funds to construct them.
Commenting on the issue in an interview with A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Programme, the Tamale central legislator said the governing party is implementing aspects of the NDC manifesto.
He said, “The manifesto that we launched on the 7th September is an NDC manifesto, it’s an opposition manifesto. Today as we speak, Nana Akufo-Addo is already implementing or trying to implement aspects of that manifesto. Example, we said that when we come within one year, we will pay all depositors of all micro finance institutions, we said that. Today NPP has directed the liquidator; they released 3.7million to pay all the depositors. We say that we will legalize ‘Okada’, NPP is saying that they are already taking steps to regulate ‘Okada’. We say that we will engage the private schools and extend free Senior High School to the private schools, NPP government initially they were saying it’s unconstitutional, today they are saying that they are engaging the private schools to see how they will extend free Senior High School. I have never seen in a country in which the opposition manifesto becomes the driving force for government.”
Mr. Fuseini said the government is going about cutting sod for projects they have not allocated funds to construct.
“The coronavirus has made it impossible for us to be able to get enough resources internally. The coronavirus has made government go out borrowing out of the budget. Our deficit is running to 60 %. If you are not even getting money internally; you can’t raise money internally; you are going to borrow to pay salary, to keep the machinery of government running where will you get money for projects?”
But speaking on the same show, the National communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, Lawyer Boaben Asamoah said the NPP is working to make sure all depositors get their locked-up funds and not interested in the NDC propaganda.
On the ‘Okada’ issue, Lawyer Baoben Asamoah referred the NDC to the road safety report produced in February 2020. He said the NPP government is poised to deliver their mandate to the people of Ghana and no propaganda can stop them.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1Mhz| Samuel Adagom| Ghana.