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22.07.2008 NPP News

NPP Government has performed better than the NDC – Arthur Kennedy

By gna
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Dr Arthur Kennedy, Chairman of

Communications Committee of New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2008 Campaign

Team, on Tuesday said under the NPP Government living conditions of

Ghanaians had improved considerably due to the prudent polices and

programmes it instituted.

He said despite the global food and oil crisis, the nation’s economy was

performing well and being commended by many African countries and the world.

Dr Kennedy made the observation at a meeting with the media and party

activists in Cape Coast on the vision of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,

Flagbearer of the Party.

He said Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision was to continue with the development

programmes initiated by President John Agyekum Kufuor and would endeavour

to bridge the gap between the north and south.

Dr Kennedy noted that under the next NPP Government, the northern sector

would be made the food basket of the country with the provision of irrigation

plants and improved seeds to farmers to enhance their farming activities.

On education, he said 5,000 new basic classroom blocks would be built

across the country while salaries of teachers would be reviewed to enable them

perform better adding, education would be free at the Senior High School level,

with each region getting a public university.

He said it was Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision to produce graduates who would

be technology oriented and hinted that arrangements would be made for

Ghanaians lecturing outside the country to undertake Sabbaticals in the country’s

universities.

On health, Dr Kennedy said the NHIS would further be improved and all

bottlenecks addressed to make it more meaningful to the average Ghanaian and

encouraged those who had not yet registered to register.

He said housing for civil and public servants would be improved, adding that

government would build 50,000 houses each year which would be sold out or

rented to public servants to ensure about 80 per cent of Ghanaians would retire

with their own houses paid for with part of their pension.

Mr Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a member of the committee, asked the media

to inform the public about the achievements and policies of the NPP Government

and allow the electorate to decide which political party they want to be in power.

He said due to the global food and oil crisis most governments across the

world had become unpopular but the NPP Government would endeavour to

“save its image” by instituting programmes that would make Ghanaians more

comfortable.

Mr Otchere–Darko said the NPP Government had built the strongest

economic foundation in the history of the country in its 51 years of independence

and stressed that it was a better political party to rule Ghana.

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