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Source: Maxwell Okamafo Addo

NPP’s manifesto unrealistic – Amissah-Arthur

Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur yesterday once again shred NPPs manifesto promises into pieces at a lecture at the University of Cape Coast.

He delivered the lecture to Economics students of the University of Cape Coast. The lecture was themed: ‘The Economy: Strengthening Teaching and Research in Economics for Nation Building’

Mr Amissah –Arthur in his lecture showed mastery skills at the lecture. And his dedication to work shows that the nation needs straightforward leaders him who heads government’s economic management team with courage, vision, wisdom and ability.

He described the manifesto of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as unrealistic, saying it is meant to deceive and misdirect the electorates.

Mr Amissah -Arthur said not even the “physical manifestations” like the massive infrastructure developments that have taken place in the cities and across all the regions found their way into the manifesto of the opposition party. He added that “We did an analysis of that paper and we noticed that in the first part there are some very populist policies.”

From the NDC point of view, the NPP wants to introduce an unfortunate political streak sustained majorly by lies, character assassination, false alarm, wild allegations, and lately visual simulation, all in the desperation to deceive and misdirect the judgment of the electorates.

The Vice Prescient described as reckless the economic programmes contained in the manifesto of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)
He stated that when you take a look at the NPP manifesto there is no philosophical underpinnings in the manifesto the NPP presented to Ghanaians compared to that of the NDC party.

The Vice president stated that for the NDC to move from a budget deficit of 12% in 2012 to about 6% today means that, there is fiscal consolidation .and thought that in Economics, we deal in averages but unfortunately, that's not what am seeing from them.

Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur said looking at the intents of NPP and their preaching it's a reckless way of spending public finances and someone needs to stop them in their tracks and the only way we can them is to vote for H.E. John Dramani Mahama in &th December 2016.

He said in their eight years of the regime, there has only been a 56% growth in GDP and in our seven years, there is a 65% growth in GDP. And stated that for the NDC, we are seeking to provide an environment that will help grow small scale and medium enterprises and to also rolling out policies that create direct employment opportunities to the youth.

He said have to acknowledge that our economy have certain rigidities that makes it difficult to immediately correct certain anomalies when they occur.

For the NDC, they are seeking to provide an environment that will help grow small scale and medium enterprises and to also rolling out policies that create direct employment opportunities to the youth. He said this would be done through the provision of direct credits to the informal sector, a lot of our unemployed graduates shall employed in that sector going forward.

Mr Amissah said the NPP should not be even given the opportunity to implement those programmes as they will plunge the country into deep financial trouble if allowed.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur bemoaned the lack of gratitude by the NPP in not recognizing the economic gains made in the last eight years in their manifesto.

He explained that the $1 million per constituency programme is not feasible especially when constituencies, unlike districts, have no proper administration to monitor expenditure.

He said What is baffling is that the NPP knows fully well that this is not only unrealistic but also impracticable in a nation like Ghana yet they continue to dish it out to unsuspecting citizens in a clear bid to mislead Ghanaians.

With rapt attention and thunderous applauses from students and the academia he proved that he’s someone with a mastery of public administration and the intricate art of balancing policy priorities and political intrigues and the economic situations in the country is superb.