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General News of Tuesday, 18 April 2017


100 days of NPP ‘unimpressive’ – Minority

The NDC minority in Parliament described as unimpressive the first 100 days of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

According to the caucus, the early signs of the party in government have shown that it has failed to honour its pre-election campaign promises.

Addressing a press conference at the Parliament House on Tuesday, [April 18, 2017], the Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi, said the NPP’s administration has been characterized by terror due to activities of pro-NPP vigilante groups, Invincible Forces and Delta Force.

“It is sad to say that, for a party that claims to have the men, they have been struggling to find their feet since that shameful inaugural address. They have so far been unconvincing about their mouthwatering campaign promises,” he said.

“They are not creating jobs for the masses, they are not alleviating hardships, same for the 110 ministers and deputy apparatchiks, but they are terrorizing Ghanaians by unleashing their several partisan para-military forces to achieve parochial gains,” he added.

But the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at a town hall meeting hosted by Accra-based Joy FM on Monday to mark the government’s first 100 days in office, noted said that although the government had not made any promises for the first 100 days in office, it has performed creditably well and has made 103 achievements within the period.

He noted that, the achievements were made in sectors including Health, Economy, Education, Finance, Local government, among others.

But according to James Klutse Avedzi, “the early signs of the government of our country under the NPP have been anything but impressive. Instead of an all-action approach towards rolling out their loftily politics and programmes, the initial steps in this government though tentative, gives cause for major concerns.”