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Politics of Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Akufo-Addo is delivering – Nana B

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Youth Organizer, Henry Nana Boakye, aka Nana B, has said the Akufo-Addo administration is fulfilling its campaign promises and will not disappoint the people of Ghana.

He said President Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia were committed to ensuring that there was accelerated development of the country and would not get distracted by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), adding that “one good term deserves another.”

Addressing ‘The Youth Must Know’ series, an initiative of the NPP Youth Wing, on Monday in Tamale in the Northern Region, Nana B said “President Akufo-Addo, in a relatively short time, has brought hope and happiness to people in the north due to the many far-reaching social intervention policies and job creation initiatives being implemented. On the other hand, when Mr. Mahama and the NDC were in office, they were a monumental failure and disappointment to the northern regions.”

He said the NPP would give the youth in the northern regions compelling reasons to own its 2020 campaign, work assiduously on the grounds and vote massively for Akufo-Addo/Bawumia ticket in 2020 so they can continue to deliver for Ghana.

“In the eight years of the NDC, they paid lip service to youth employment. In fact, unemployment in the northern regions had significantly increased by the time the NDC left office in 2016. The rate of poverty was equally alarming. The incompetence and corrupt tendencies of Mr. Mahama rather eroded the gains made by the erstwhile Kufuor government, thereby worsening the plight of the youth in this part of the country.”

He said that thousands of youth in the north lost their jobs due to five years of ‘dumsor-dumsor’ under Mr. Mahama, adding that the NYEP avenue created by former President Kufuor to offer jobs to the youth was also turned into a ‘cash cow’ for the NDC after being renamed GYEEDA.

“Mr. Mahama and the NDC, through GYEEDA, misappropriated and embezzled over GH¢1 billion that could have created thousands of jobs for the young people in the northern regions,” Nana B pointed out.

He said “today, this same person, who perpetrated such an atrocious act against Ghanaians and the people of the north, is unashamedly working against ‘One-District One-Factory’, ‘One-Village One-Dam’ and other great job creation and life-changing policies of President Akufo-Addo.”