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General News of Monday, 26 September 2016


Gomoa Chief threatens to curse NPP leaders if they break promises

The Chief of Omankrado of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council in the Central Region has threatened to invoke curses on the leaders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) if they renege on the promises once voted into power.

Nana Addo Frachie, who bears same name with the New Patriotic Party flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo wants to make election campaign promises a costly enterprise with the threat of a curse.

He told the NPP running mate Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who has begun a five day tour of the region that they were swayed with sweet promises by the governing National Democratic Congress in the last election only to be deceived.

According to him, their roads have gone from bad to worse, despite voting massively for the NDC in 2012 on the back of the promises made to them.

He said if the NPP wins power the roads must be given to competent contractors who would work on them and not those who would do shoddy job on their roads.

He said the only vocational school in his traditional Council built during the colonial administration has been left to its fate.

Nana Addo Frachie said despite the many buses distributed by the NDC government to schools across the country, not even a "trotro" a popular name for commercial vehicle has been given to his vocational school.

He said when the election time comes they will pray and support the NPP but added if they win the elections they should not to forget about them.

Dr Bawumia assured the chief that the NPP will keep its promise once voted into power. He said it will not even come to the invocation of curses because the NPP will deliver on its promises.

The NPP running mate accused the governing party of collapsing all the social intervention programs the NPP introduced whilst in office.

He mentioned the National Health Insurance Scheme, the School Feeding Project, the Free Maternal Health program all of which he said have been mismanaged by the NDC.

He said government in eight years has borrowed 248 billion cedis but has done little with it compared to the NPP which borrowed 20 million within the same period.