NPP Government has performed better than the NDC – Arthur Kennedy
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
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
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.