Preach NPP's Good News To The People
6/30/2008 10:35:50 AM -
THE Member of Parliament for Assin North, Mr Kennedy Agyapong has asked the Accra Polytechnic Chapter of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) to sell the good policies of the NPP government to the electorate for the party to win the 2008 December election.
Mr Agyapong made the call in Accra on Wednesday at a forum organised by the Accra Polytechnic Chapter of TESCON.
The forum themed: "NPP in focus: victory 2000" was to create a platform to disseminate the policies and achievements of the party to the people to clinch power in the December election.
It was attended by ministers of state, the NPP national organiser, John Boadu, District Chief Executives, NPP parliamentary aspirants and the stalwarts of the party.
Mr Agyapong explained that the national health insurance scheme, the capitation grant, the school feeding Programme and the metro bus transit system had brought relief to the citizens.
For instance, he said the capitation grant and the school feeding programme had increased school enrolment by eighty-eight per cent.
The MP told theTESCON members to "sell these good policies to the electorate to inform their decisions in the December election".
Mr Agyapong added that the freedom the citizens are enjoying to a large extent will influence their voting decisions in the December election, saying no amount of money can buy the freedom the citizens are enjoying.
He dismissed claims by the NDC that the citizens are wallowing in hardship due to the bad economic policies of the NPP government, saying the conditions of the citizens today are better off than in the NDC’s regime.
Alhaji Sadique Abubakar Boniface, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, asked the citizens to vote massively for Nana Akufo-Addo to continue the good work of President Kufuor.
He argued that the citizens in the NPP administration can criticise the President and ministers without being arrested unlike the NDC regime, where the citizens could not freely express themselves nor criticise public officials.
This, the minister, said shows a clear definition between the NPP and NDC which will inform the voting decisions of the electorate.
Touching on the national youth employment programme, Alhaji Boniface said the scheme so far has employed 108,000 youth in the country, adding that more youth would be employed through the scheme.
He said the scheme is to reduce youth unemployment and also give practical training and skills to the youth.