The vice presidential candidate of NPP Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said the Mahama-led administration has no excuse for “worsening the living standards and conditions of the ordinary Ghanaian” and called on the electorate to massively elect Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the upcoming election.
Dr. Bawumia made these comments while on a two-day tour of the Yagaba-Kubore Constituency in the Northern region.
While speaking in Kubori on Tuesday, Dr. Bawumia observed that with the opportunities and resources that had come the way of the current government, Ghanaians should have witnessed significant improvements in livelihoods and standards and that these improvements should have been so clear that the government would not have had to waste time and resources reminding anyone about them.
“Over the last seven (7) years, the government has 10 times the resources the NPP had in eight years and these resources should have been enough for every Ghanaian to have seen a noticeable improvement in his or her life. However, what we see is the opposite. Instead of an improvement, what we see is worsening of conditions and today Ghanaians are suffering more than ever,” he observed.
Dr. Bawumia noted that the NPP which had far less resources had still managed to spread development to all parts of the country and implemented several social intervention policies which benefited all Ghanaians but that these schemes were virtually on their knees today at a time the government has had so much to have been able to expand and improve on these services and infrastructure.
“In eight years, the NPP, which inherited a HIPC economy, with far less money was able to undertake massive infrastructural projects and also introduced initiatives like the NHIS, School Feeding Programme, Capitation Grant, Free Maternal Care etc. Today, despite all the money that has come in, most of these schemes are virtually collapsing; it has become more difficult for Ghanaians to find jobs, pay school fees, access healthcare and meet basic needs.
“So if the NPP with little was able to do all these and if the NDC has had 10 times the money we had, then what excuse really do they have to have made our lives worse? The NDC has no excuse and it is time for us to change and say bye bye to the increasing suffering and worsening conditions”, he said.
Dr. Bawumia’s two-day tour of the Yagaba-Kubori constituency on Monday and Tuesday, saw him visiting 18 communities including Yizesi, Yizebisi, Tuvuu, Yikpabongu, Dabozesi, Tantala, Prima, Sakpaba, Loagri, Zanwara, Yirangu, Kubugu, Kikaayili, Kpatorigu and Jadama. He was accompanied by the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Mustapha Ussif.
Meanwhile, the running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo has today kicked off a six-day tour of the Upper East Region.
The NPP Vice-Presidential Candidate is expected to tour some 10 constituencies while in the region.