Peter Ayinbisa, the Upper East Regional Communication Director of the NPP has expressed strong reservations against recent comments by the Deputy Upper East Regional Communication Officer of the NDC, Casper Sunday Kampoli.
“We condemn his reckless and irresponsible comments in no uncertain terms. This kind of politicking is destructive and retrogressive in our body politics. It is preposterous and iniquitous to admonish young, up-and-coming health professionals to do black propaganda about the health of the vulnerable who will be at the mercy of their care,” portions of the statement signed by Mr. Ayinbisa read.
Below is the full statement
RE-‘Look for anything to make Akufo Addo-Bawumia’s Government look bad in the eyes of your patients’ -Sunday Casper Kampoli
The attention of the Regional Communications outfit of the NPP in the Upper East Region has been drawn to a news item published by APEX News, an online news portal that cited the NDC Upper East Deputy Communications officer (Sunday Casper Kampoli) calling on student nurses to make sure the Nana Addo-Bawumia Government looked bad in the eyes of the patients they will be caring for in the various units of the Hospital, CHPS Compounds, Health Facilities, etc and that is the only way the NDC can win power in the 2024 elections.
He said this when he was addressing their new TEIN Members at the Bolgatanga Midwifery Training College on the 1st of October 2022.
We condemn his reckless and irresponsible comments in no uncertain terms. This kind of “politicking” is destructive and retrogressive in our body politics. It is preposterous and iniquitous to admonish young, up-and-coming health professionals to do black propaganda about the health of the vulnerable who will be at the mercy of their care.
This call from Sunday Casper is an admission of the fact that, the NDC has lost the infrastructure and economic development debate in the Region and what is left of them is to do heartless propaganda with innocent patients seeking medical care at various health facilities.
The NDC as a political party that has always benefited massively from the people of the Upper East in terms of votes do not have anything worthwhile to show for the loyalty of the people towards them but can only resort to their dubious, malicious and mischievous propaganda communication to brainwash and hoodwink young nursing students to use the wards, theatres, etc as a political playground instead of professionally caring for the sick.
Sunday Casper Kampoli and his ilk must come to terms with the fact that the auditorium he used to make that call was built by an NPP government under former President Kufuor.
We can see the NDC running away from the debate of records with their tails between their wobbly legs.
We in the NPP will not follow the NDC into the gutters but we shall make sure we bring them out of the gutters, clean, and beat them to the infrastructure debate from which they want to run away from.
We would like to advise the NDC to abstain from their dirty propaganda and groom the young ones to grow into becoming responsible politicians in the future rather than resorting to politicizing every aspect of their lives.
The NPP will always roll out policies that will inure to the benefit of the ordinary Ghanaian, the 1 constituency, 1 ambulance, the employment of drivers and paramedics to man those ambulances, the agenda 111 initiative which seven (7) Districts namely, Builsa South, Kassena Nankana West, Bolgatanga East, Nabdam, Binduri, Pusiga, and Garu are beneficiaries, the internet connectivity in the Regional Hospital and all District Hospitals to eliminate the folder system, the countless CHPS Compounds and Nurses Quarters that we have built across the Region and the famous drone technology to supply essential drugs and blood to unmotorable areas are all health-related policies by the Nana Addo-Bawumia Government.
The integrity of the NPP Government is not sullied that the “NDC nurses” will find it easy to make things look bad in the eyes of their patients.
We want to use this release to urge the students to disregard this ill advice from selfish politicians like Sunday Casper and concentrate on becoming health professionals that meet WHO standards.
The Deputy Communications Officer as they say Ghanaians have short memory saddenly forgot that his Government led by the incompetent John Mahama canceled the allowance regime with the excuse that those funds were going to be used to expand infrastructure in health colleges. How many of such facilities did the NDC build in this region with those funds?
It took the bold, decisive and courageous Nana Addo to restore the allowances of which your TEIN freshers will soon enjoy. It’s worthy of mention that just two weeks ago trainees received their allowances across the Country.
We are however, not surprised that such an advise will come from a Deputy Communications Officer just like the leaked tape by their National Chairman seeking to wage a relentless war against the innocent EC Boss and some National officers of our party.
We further advise Casper to be measured in his communication and not be carried away by making such populace and Nation wrecking statements just to usher in freshers into TEIN.
The Directorate is very much aware of his desperation to remain relevant in a lame communication vehicle of the opposition NDC in the Region. He should have used the opportunity to proffer alternatives regarding policy in the Health sector.
We urge the general public to ignore such dangerous comments and have hope in the Nana Addo led Government.
Director of Communication-NPP
Upper East Region
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana