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General News of Sunday, 11 June 2017


Amissah-Arthur challenges NPP

Former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has challenged the governing New Patriotic Party to answer all the 170 promises the party made to Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 elections.

“I have been told that they have made 170 promises. They have to ensure that all those 170 promises are fulfilled so the people of Ghana can also benefit from the work that they came to do,” Mr Amissah-Arthur said while addressing party supporters at the National Democratic Congress’ 25th anniversary rally at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

He also said it was important for the NDC as a party to hold the Akufo-Addo government accountable.

“The NDC must continue to champion the agenda of the people of this country and this agenda is simple: we have to protect the interest of our people. We have to ensure that the NPP government meets all the promises that they made,” the former Vice President said.

Some of the NPP’s promises include building 216 factories across the country, building an irrigation dam in each farming community in northern Ghana, and disbursing $1 million dollars each to the 275 constituencies across the country.

Mr Amissah-Arthur also urged unity in the NDC, saying it was time the party closed its ranks following the 2016 defeat.

“The 2016 election is over and it is important for us to move on because the agenda of the Ghanaian people is important. We must unite our people so that we can work together combining all strengths and attributes of the people in the NDC so that we can work for the good of this country,” he added.