Nana Akufo-Addo says Former President Kufuor's Government is the best
7/3/2012 5:30:20 PM -
Accra, July 3, GNA - Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Election 2012, on Monday said that the previous NPP administration of former President John Agyekum Kufuor was the best government Ghana ever had.
He said the erstwhile NPP Government created jobs for the country's youth through schemes such as the National Youth Employment Programme, and also implemented policies, including the National Health Insurance Scheme and the Free Health Care for Pregnant Women.
Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing supporters of the NPP at the campaign launch of Lawyer Sara Adjoa Safo, the party's parliamentary aspirant for Dome/Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region.
He said the NPP was the only party that could improve the standards of living of Ghanaians, and called on the people to vote massively for the party in Election 2012 safe Ghana from the payment of judgment debts instead of paying better salaries to teachers and other workers.
Nana Akufo-Addo said his policy on free education up to the senior high school level, and the one that aimed at improving the living condition of teachers could be achieved.
He alleged that 'former president Kufuor's government was building a six-classroom block at 70, 000 Ghana Cedis, but now it is 250, 000 Ghana Cedis and a bag of cement is being bought for 25 Ghana Cedis." and asked " where are we going?'
Former President Kufuor said jobs, which were created under his Government had all collapsed under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government led by President John Evans Atta Mills, and asked the youth to vote for Nana Akufo-Addo for jobs and development.
He said the first year of his government was difficult, but hard decisions were taken by his Cabinet to manage the 'broken' economy that was left behind by the NDC.
Former President Kufuor said his administration would not have spent more than 420 million dollars on the payment of judgment debts.
Professor Mike Oquaye, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome/Kwabenya, asked the constituents to remember his good work, and appealed to them to give Lawyer Safo the node to continue from where he would leave.
He said the NPP was a great political party seeking to improve the lives of Ghanaians, and also to develop the human resource of the country to meet international standards.
Prof. Oquaye, who donated 4,000 Ghana Cedis towards the campaign of Lawyer Safo called on the electorate to vote for her and the NPP to move Ghana forward.
Lawyer Safo said the constituency had experienced infrastructural development under Prof. Oquaye and appealed to the electorate to vote for her to continue the good work of the MP.
She said that the NPP policy on free education up to the senior high school was the first ever in Ghana's history.
Lawyer Safo said 'the constituency is the World Bank of the NPP in the Greater Accra Region.'