13 November 2012

Ghana: NAPO Fever Grips Manhyia - As He Embarks on Door-to-Door Campaign

Kumasi — THE NEW Patriotic Party Parliamentary Candidate for Manhyia, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has charged the President Mahama-led National Democratic Congress administration to render proper accountability to Ghanaians on the use of the proceeds from Ghana's share of the oil revenue.

The MP has further charged the ruling party to tell Ghanaians what they can do when elected, rather than focusing their attention on discrediting Nana Addo's free Senior High School policy.

Hon. Dr. Opoku Prempeh, a.k.a Napo, made the statement when he received a rousing welcome at Krofrom CPC, where he began his constituency door-to-door campaign on Thursday.

Enthusiastic supporters of the party could not help but join the campaign, amidst cheers and dancing.

According to the NPP MP, the major achievement of the government of the NDC since elected into power almost four years ago has been to distribute the meagre resources at its disposal, which should have been used for the betterment of the people, amongst its cronies.

He contended that though the current administration of the NDC has been the luckiest government ever, considering the fact that both local and international aspects of the economy have gone in their favour, they have failed woefully to take advantage of it, stressing that instead of ensuring that the ordinary Ghanaian benefits from the global economic windfall, they have rather busied themselves grabbing state property and sharing them amongst their cronies.

"Let's ask the government of the NDC what they have done with the oil revenue, instead of creating opportunities for young people to benefit from it, what do we see, they have adopted "create-and-share" strategy in the guise of payment of judgement debts," Dr. Napo contended.

The NPP legislator emphasised that the most insulting and unfortunate posture of the NDC is their opposition to the free SHS education proposed by Nana Akufo Addo, adding that in spite of the fact that many of them, including the President himself benefitted from the policy, they now insist the policy is not feasible.

"If people in certain parts of the country can benefit from free education, I do not understand why someone in a village in Sogakope or other parts of the country cannot also enjoy similar benefit," he contended.

Dr. Napo said Ghanaians must not allow the opportunity to enjoy their share of the national cake slip by them, warning that if voters fail to elect the NPP into power and allow the NDC to continue another four more years, the consequences would be unbearable.

"This election is about the future; this elections is about getting free senior high school education, it's about quality healthcare, its about jobs and the improvement of the lives of the people; Ghanaians can choose to vote Nana Addo and restore the vision of hope and prosperity or they can decide to continue to live in hardships and dejection," he noted.

According to him, the election is not about who has been President before, or who is young or old, but rather about people they can trust to better manage the resources of the country, so that each and every Ghanaian will have his or her fair share.

Touching on the door-to-door campaign, Dr. Napo said the major aim was to remind voters about the good policies of the NPP administration, and the need to vote out the corrupt administration of the NDC.

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