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Politics of Thursday, 8 September 2016


‘One house, one meter’ promise unrealistic – Edmund Kyei

Edmund Kyei has aimed a swipe at President John Mahama by insisting his ‘one house, one meter’ promise smacks of desperation and an attempt to interfere in the work of the Electricity Company of Ghana.

The NPP communicator says such “fanciful promises” are only meant to deceive the Ghanaian people, after eight years of bad leadership.

“The Ghanaian people have been taken for a ride, and now it is time they voted the NDC out for prosperity and good governance,” he said.

Mr Kyei argues that fixing of electricity meters in households is the preserve of the ECG, and not for any political party or president to take advantage of.

“It is an amateurish way of politicking, which must not be entertainment in any way. What kind of ambitious promise is that? Instead of President Mahama telling us how people would be able to pay their bills, he is still promising heaven, after abysmal four years in power.

“There are no jobs and people are struggling to pay bills, so he must first of all fix the issue of unemployment before supplying meters. What is the use of meters if people can’t pay their bills,” Mr Kyei quizzed.

He said this in an exclusive interview with in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

The one meter, one house policy by President Mahama comes at a time when the New Patriotic Party flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo has been bastardized for promising a one village, one dam, and one district, one factory policies.

He the promise on his second day of his Central Region tour, when he visited Abura to interact with market women and other prospective voters.

The president said the issue of electricity remains a major headache for the people of Abura.

He said a lot of the houses have no meter, promising that the 1500 meters will be distributed to each and every house in his next term.

However, Mr Kyei urged Ghanaians to reject the president’s second term bid and vote for Nana Akufo-Addo, to place the Ghanaian economy on a sound footing.

The 2016 campaign is underway and it appears to be shaping up as a campaign of what the New Patriotic Party (NPP) calls it is possible versus what the NDC has criticized as unrealistic.