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General News of Thursday, 24 November 2016


NDC gov’t most corrupt, incompetent – Bawumia

The running mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has tagged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government as “the most corrupt and incompetent administration” since the era of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The NPP running mate was speaking to supporters at Wa during the Upper West Regional Campaign rally of the party on Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016.

Dr. Bawumia said “the current NDC administration has had more resources than the accumulated resources by all preceding governments, but has done little to better the lives of citizens”.

Arguing his point, Dr. Bawumia said “the NPP under President Kufuor did a lot with 20 billion Ghana Cedis.The NDC has had 248 billion Ghana Cedis since 2009”, stressing “they still claim there’s no money for National Health Insurance, there’s no money for teacher trainee allowance, there’s no money for school feeding.

But when it comes to SADA there’s money, when it comes to GYEEDA there’s money, when it comes to SUBA there’s money, when it comes to Karpower there’s money, when it comes to Ameri Power there’s money, when it comes to Bus Branding and all the corrupt schemes there’s money.”

He accused the government of being deliberately incompetent in the management and prosecution of corruption in this country”. Supporting his claim, he quizzed, “why aren’t we getting the Woyome money? Why aren’t we getting the Waterville money? Why aren’t we getting the money from GYEEDA?”


Dr Bawumia further added that “when it comes to solving the problem of unemployment that faces our youth they (NDC) say they are not magicians”.
He said the NDC and their policies are the “cause of the problem” of youth unemployment in the country, hence their inability to solve it.

He cited high taxes, high interest rates, five years of “dumsor” and bad agricultural policies as the reasons for the collapse of the industry, adding that it is therefore not a “surprise that we are having a high level of unemployment”.

He urged electorates to change the NDC government by voting for the NPP in order to solve these problems through new and better policies.