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14.10.2008 NPP News

No gov't can match NPP`s achievement -Bawumia

By Magdalene Sey,Cape Coast - Ghanaian Chronicle

The running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated that since the country gained independence in 1957, no government has been able to achieve what the NPP government has achieved since it came to power in January 2001.

According to him, President John Agyekum Kufuor and his government deserved some credit for transforming the country completely with their economic policies. Dr Bawumia said this on Thursday when he paid courtesy calls on some Zongo chiefs in the Cape Coast Metropolis, as part of his tour of Zongo communities in the Central Region.

He mentioned freedom of speech, which he said has been very operational under the NPP, free delivery for pregnant women, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), School Feeding Programme, Capitation Grant and the introduction of Metro Mass Transit buses, as some of the achievements chalked by the NPP within eight years.

He appealed to people in the area to continue to vote for the NPP to continue the good work it has started. Dr Bawumia noted that the country's gains were not made on “lotto” type of policies, but by the good economic management that the NPP implemented since it came to power in 2001.

According to him, the NPP was a party that thinks big, adding that the party was prepared to think big, for big things to happen in the country, by moving the nation forward. He explained that countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Korea have developed because there is low level illiteracy in those countries, indicating that Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP Presidential candidate would make education affordable to enable everyone have access to it.

Dr. Bawumia expressed gratitude to the people of the Central Region, particularly Cape Coast, for voting for the party and urged them to vote massively for the party in the impending elections, in order to enable the party win one touch victory.

He advised the people to eschew violence in the December 7 elections and accept in good faith whoever wins the polls.

The Deputy Minister of Energy, Twumasi Appiah, who accompanied Dr. Bawumia to the region, was full of gratitude to the people in the region for playing a great role in the victory of the NPP in the past two elections.

He also predicted a one-touch victory for the party in the forthcoming elections saying the party has been received warmly wherever it went.

Twumasi Appiah described Dr. Bawumia as the best person to partner Nana Addo for the country to move forward, and urged the people to vote massively for the party to win the elections.

Dr Bawumia was accompanied by the aspiring Member of Parliament for Cape Coast -Ato Amponsah Dadzie, as well as regional and constituency executives of the party.