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Politics of Thursday, 30 April 2020


Asiedu Nketia–Chairman Ampofo leadership most bogus NDC has ever had – NPP Chairman

Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, NDC chairman, John Mahama and Asiedu Nketia Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, NDC chairman, John Mahama and Asiedu Nketia

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the Ahafo region, Kwabena Owusu Sekyere has launched a scathing attack on the General Secretary [Johnson Kwadwo Asiedu Nketiah] and National Chairman [Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo] of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party.

According to the Owusu Sekyere, the two paired leadership is the most bogus the opposition party has ever had since the formation.

Speaking on Happy FM’s Epa Hoa Daben Show with Kwame Afrifa-Mensah, Owusu Sekyere asserted that. “General Mosquito and Chairman Ofosu-Ampofo leading the NDC is the most bogus leadership I have ever seen the NDC has had since its formation. Unfortunately, they also have John Mahama as the flagbearer. Instead of them to call their communicators to order to support the president of the republic plans to construct a hospital for the six regions which do not have a regional hospital, they are rather behind them empowering them to spew venom.”

He added that “the hospitals if completed will not benefit only NPP members but Ghanaians because it is the tax payer’s money. The hypocrisy in the NDC will let them remain in opposition for a long time.”

His assertion comes on the back of calls by NDC members on Nana Addo to prioritize the Mahama’s uncompleted hospitals.

However, Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has stated that the Akufo-Addo led government has not abandoned hospital projects started by the erstwhile Mahama administration.

According to him, several hospitals started by the Mahama administration have been completed, commissioned, and currently in use.

“The government has never abandoned any health facility that was started by the previous government before 2017.”

He added that the University of Ghana Medical Centre, and the Ga East Hospital – which is currently the major centre for COVID-19 – have been operationalized by the Akufo-Addo administration.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, April 26, 2020, during his national address to update the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic, said the disease has not only disrupted people’s lives, but it had also exposed deficiencies in the country’s healthcare system, because of years of under-investment.

Also, the virus had revealed the unequal distribution of healthcare facilities, as the focus of infrastructure had been on Accra and one or two of our other big cities.

To help improve upon the existing situation, the President announced that the government had decided to undertake a major investment in the healthcare infrastructure, which will be the largest in the country’s history.

This, he said will involve the construction of 88 hospitals in the districts without hospitals.