General News of Thursday, 15 November 2012
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Vice-Presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) as a party which only worked for itself in the last four years.
Dr. Bawumia noted that even though the first NPP administration inherited a HIPC economy, it was able to grow the about 4 billion dollar economy we inherited to a 30 billion dollar economy in just eight years.
Address students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST), Kumasi, last Saturday Dr. Bawumai said the NPP at the time, was growing the economy in nominal dollar terms by 62% every year.
“This election is about the future of this country and very much about your future, the future of the youth. Ghana is at a decision point and has a critical decision to make. The choice is between an NPP which has the track record of delivery and prudent economic management and an NDC which has a record of broken promises and which has only worked for itself in the last four years”.
He said “It was this prudent economic management that led to the introduction of numerous social intervention programmes and that created a vibrant economy”.
“It was through this that we witnessed a significant growth in the banking sector with banks on standby to offer employment to graduates and credit to businesses and individuals. This is no longer the case because the NDC has lost the plot”, he said while speaking at the Republic Hall”.
Dr. Bawumia embarked on a similar tour to the Legon Campus of the University of Ghana and the University of Education, Winneba, Mampong Campus.