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General News of Friday, 7 April 2017


NPP was untruthful in opposition - Bolgatanga Central MP

Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central Isaac Adongo has criticized the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for not keeping to its campaign promise of not borrowing to undertake developmental projects.

According to Bolgatanga Central Legislator, the President Nana Akufo-Addo led three months government has reneged on its promises and laid before Parliament several loans to be procured.

Speaking on Onua Fm morning show ‘Yen Nsem Pa’ hosted by Bright Kwesi Asempa, the Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central and a Financial Consultant explained that the NPP led by the then flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his running mate Dr Mahamadu Bawumia during the their bid to lead the country, told Ghanaians if given the chance to serve, the NPP government will not engage on borrowing for projects.

He said the NPP in opposition was emphatic that they would rely on the country’s natural resources to develop the country, nothing that it beat his imagination when the same party has now all of a sudden developed appetite for borrowing.

What beats my imagination presently is the sharp U-turned that the NPP in government has made already, laying before the House loan applications in the regions of 14 billion dollars over 15 years with 19% rate which is a clear case of departure from what they have preached in opposition, Isaac Adongo asserted.
“Ghanaians now can see that NPP has lied to Ghanaians concerning borrowing. The President and his Vice told the whole world they will not borrow for any project, but what do we see now. As we are about rising, there several loan applications on our desk that we have to work on. They have told us lie for power and now they are struggling.”

Isaac Adongo noted that it has become a stock in trade for the NPP to accuse the NDC of peddling falsehood to justify their bad performance while in government, but finds it expedient to indulge in the same practice they vilify John Mahama led administration with. He added that the NPP in government has now seen the importance of borrowing and instead of eating the humble pie, “they are justifying it with all sort of excuses.”

He said the NDC in opposition will continue to inform and expose the ‘lies’ of the government to Ghanaians and will not wait until their four year term is over. “We will not wait until the four years is over, we will ask the questions now. They have lied to Ghanaians and all these lies will be exposed” he averred.