The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu has questioned the contribution of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to national development.
In a recent interview with A1 Radio’s Mark Smith, Mr. Yakubu explained that as a party, the NDC has even failed to live up competently to the principles of socialism the party purposes to stand for.
The Regional Minister, a member of the ruling member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) explained that as a party, the NPP, while largely capitalist oriented had furthered the course of development more than any other government adding that they as a group has implemented more social intervention programmes than any other government.
“Look, the NPP is one party that believes in people coming up with their own things, doing their own things and getting better and making money for themselves. It is the single party that has brought in a lot of social interventions. We have done so because we want to lift everybody from poverty.”
“The so-called socialist party, I do not know if maybe you will be able to tell me what sort of social intervention [programmes] they have brought in this world, in this country. It is the NPP that sits down, thinks about it, and brings it [social intervention programmes]. They come and change the name, or they will come and say it’s not working [and] destroy it, and we will come back and pick it up.”
“Tell me, we as a party have brought in all these social interventions; the reason is to make sure that people are lifted from poverty.”
The Minister went on to site the impact of the Free Senior High School policy saying “we are talking about students not having classrooms, not having a place to sleep and all that. The single reason is free education. We are educating people. Education is one singular thing that someone can give you in your life when someone give you, no one can take it away from you.”
Citing the many achievements of the NPP, Mr. Yakubu argued that Ghanaians must collectively decide that they are reasons enough to give the NPP more time to develop the country.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana
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