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Politics of Monday, 8 January 2018


NPP advised to avoid repeating NDC mistakes

The Central Regional Branch of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has cautioned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) not to repeat the mistakes of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which sent them out of power.

In a statement issued in Cape Coast, the NDP said while it appreciated major policies introduced by the government such as the Free SHS policy to bring socio-economic relief to Ghanaians and the signing of the Special Prosecutor’s bill into law, such initiatives would not automatically win the NPP a second term in office.

It said the NPP must ensure that its administration dealt decisively with all forms of indiscipline and internal squabbles that had reared their heads in the governing party.

The statement noted that the NPP administration must work harder to ensure that their promises to Ghanaians were fulfilled to bring economic relief to all.

Political saboteurs

The statement further cautioned the NPP government to be wary of political saboteurs whose motive was to undermine the work of the administration.

The statement explained that the current administration was somehow repeating some of the mistakes committed by the NDC which led the party into opposition, adding that Ghanaians were politically alert and would not hesitate to make changes in government.

Sound economic policies

It advocated the strengthening of government structure to avoid internal squabbles as well as the implementation of sound economic policies that would aid the transformation of the country.

It urged the NPP government to be bold and focused while making room for constructive criticisms at all times.

The statement further admonished the NPP to do an introspection of how it lost power in 2008 after the implementation of good policies such as Youth Employment, School Feeding, Free Maternal Care, MASLOC, as well as the introduction of the Metro Mass Transport, and strive to introduce policies that would better the lives of all.

The mistakes the NPP government committed in the run-up to the 2008 election, the NDP explained, should guide the party at all times.

“Do not sideline your critics,” the statement added.