Vote down the Mills Administration to end the economic suffering - Bamba
5/3/2012 8:30:52 AM -
Kumasi, May 03, GNA - The National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Moctar Bamba, has called voters to massively reject the Mills Administration at the 2012 polls for poor performance that has led to widespread economic suffering and growing cynicism.
He said the nation could not continue on the path of the widening poverty, joblessness, rising cost of education, collapsing health insurance system, insecurity and the soaring prices of goods and services.
The economic situation of the ordinary Ghanaian keeps worsening with each passing day and the people should send a powerful message of disapproval of the way things had gone within the last four years, by voting down the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on December 7, he told cheering party supporters of at a rally at Asante-Bekwai.
He asked the gathering to accept to work hard and with unity of purpose, to bring the NPP back to power to implement its pro-poor interventions and provide safety nets for the vulnerable.
He said they should go from door-to-door to assist voters to have better understanding of the party's ideology to win them over and help to restore hope to the nation.
Alhaji Bamba said the NPP under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will focus on the concerns of the people through the expansion of education opportunities, jobs and wealth creation.
The party's achievements in government, he said, are there for all to see, citing among these, the introduction of the school feeding programme, national youth employment programme (NYEP), livelihood empowerment against poverty (LEAP), schools capitation, metro-mass transit, model schools, national health insurance scheme (NHIS) and impressive infrastructure development.
Dr Anthony Akoto-Osei, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tafo-Pankrono and former Minister of State, expressed worry about what he said is the nation's increasing external debt.
He maintained that under the government of the NDC there had been more cash inflows - oil revenues, loans and tax increment, yet things remain hopeless because of continued mismanagement of the economy and warned that things could get worse if the NDC is kept in power.
Madam Elizabeth Agyemang, MP for Oforikrom, said the NPP would deliver on the promise of free senior high school (SHS) education if given the mandate to run the country and called on women to get actively involved in the party's electioneering campaign.
Mr Patrick Adu-Gyamfi, the Asante-Bekwai Constituency Chairman, said their target is to win 90 percent of the popular votes in the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
This is within reach, he said, having mended cracks caused by the disputed 2008 parliamentary primary election in the area.