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General News of Saturday, 1 October 2016


Bawumia rubbishes NDC’s ‘setting the records straight’

The New Patriotic Party’s running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has rubbished claims made by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) at its “Setting the records straight” forum held about a week ago in response to his 170 statements on the economy.

The NDC at the forum lambasted Dr. Bawumia and the NPP but was unable to fully tackle the 170 concerns. Dr. Bawumia had accused government of ballooning Ghana’s debt stock and mismanaging the economy, whiles the living standards of citizens worsen.

Addressing students and lecturers of the Assin Fosu College of Education on Thursday, Dr. Bawumia said the only issue that needs to be straightened is corruption and mismanagement of the economy led by President Mahama.

“Last week, they came out to say they wanted to set the records straight after my lecture. I gave the NDC 170 statements and asked them to respond to them, they have run away, they have not been able to respond.

The only record that we are going to set straight is their record of corruption in this country, their record of mismanagement and their record of incompetence, that is the record Nana Akufo-Addo is going to set straight,” he said. He also used the opportunity to highlight on some of the projects and initiatives an NPP government would implement if given the nod in the upcoming December 7 polls.

“…We are really set for a major transformation of this economy; it will not be the type of propaganda transformation John Mahama is talking about when he says he’s Transforming lives and changing Ghana.” “When the NPP had only 20billion Ghana cedis, you saw transformation.

You saw the National Health Insurance Scheme, the School Feeding Programme, the National Youth Employment Programme, the free Maternal Care Programme, Metro Mass, Mass Cocoa Spraying exercise etc.; all these interventions were done with only 20 billion but with 248 billion that has come to the NDC, they have collapsed all these programmes and yet they have the audacity to say that they have transformed Ghana, they have only transformed their pockets,” he added.

Dr. Bawumia is currently on a campaign trail in the Central Region and has so far toured the Gomoa East, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Ekumfi, Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Upper Denkyira West and East and the Assin Central and North Constituencies.