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Akufo-Addo Campaign Claims: Two in Four Claims Mostly False

As the campaign for election 2016 heats up, Nana Akufo-Addo has been making claims about cocoa, health, and tax issues on social media and on the campaign trail in Brong-Ahafo. When four of such claims were fact-checked, two proved to be mostly false.

Claim #1: “The revival of the collapsed NHIS to ensure year-round, affordable access to quality healthcare will also be done”

VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE

Claim #2: After President Kufuor left office, the cocoa sector has been in decline. We are coming to restore it back to where it ought to be.

VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE

Claim #3: Mass Spraying brigades and gangs have collapsed. “Due to their collapse, mass spraying brigades will be formed again, to ensure that everyone involved in the cocoa sector is put back into employment…”

VERDICT: HALF TRUE

Claim #4: “There are too many taxes in our country”, adding that “it is the reason why businesses are collapsing in our country. We are coming into office to reduce these killer taxes, and scrap the ones we deem unnecessary. This will help bring relief to business owners, who can then, in turn, create jobs for our unemployed youth.”

VERDICT: HALF TRUE

The full report on these claims is available here.

Source:fact-checkghana.com

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