National Organiser of the NPP, Sammi Awuku has said that some promises in the opposition National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) manifesto are deviations from initiatives the NDC opposed on principle while in government.
He accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of being inconsistent with its policy proposals ahead of the 2020 polls.
Speaking in an interview DailyNews Ghana monitored, Sammi Awuku argued that the NDC’s position on the Free Senior High School policy, trainee nurses and teachers allowances ahead of the 2016 election is at variance with what it is trumpeting now.
“Mr. Mahama in 2016 said even if it will cost his presidency, he will not restore teacher and nursing training allowance. That was on the record but today if you check the NDC manifesto, they say they will maintain the status quo with regard to payment for allowances for teacher and nursing trainees. I want to ask that this status quo that Mr. Mahama and the NDC are talking about, is it the status quo of the NDC deciding to cancel it or the status quo of Nana Akufo-Addo’s NPP ensuring that they restored it. So we need clarity on that,” he said.
“In fact, Mr. Mahama did say, free education will destroy Ghana’s education system. But now, Mr. Mahama and the NDC are saying that they will extend the free SHS to private SHSs. They are also saying, they will provide free TVET, but we have already implemented it. So I don’t know if the NDC is not really following what is happening in the country,” he added.
He indicated that Mr. Mahama and his party failed to implement formidable policies and programs aimed at promoting youth development and charged Ghanaians to reject the NDC because the party has little to offer.