The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has thrown a challenge to Former President and Flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress to name even one equal opportunity he created for all Ghanaians which can be taken serious.
John Mahama has promised to raise a country of equal opportunities if he is voted into power for the upcoming general elections in December, 2020.
Speaking at Kpong on Tuesday during his tour in the Eastern Region, Dr. Bawumia questioned the sincerity and credibility of Mr Mahama’s promise. According to him, the NDC Presidential candidate has no track record of creating equal opportunities in his time as Vice President and President.
“For 8 years when he was in government as President and Vice President, where were the equal opportunities he built for Ghanaians?” Dr. Bawumia asked.
“They cannot tell you what equal opportunity they have given to our youth. Unemployment is not an equal opportunity. Dumsor is not an equal opportunity. The cancellation of the teacher trainee allowance is not an equal opportunity. SADA Akonfem is not equal opportunity.
“The cancellation of the nursing trainee allowance is not an equal opportunity. Unemployment is not equal opportunity, the decline of agriculture is not equal opportunity, neglect of the Zongos is not equal opportunity, neglect of rural infrastructure is not equal opportunity”.
On the contrary, the Vice President said the NPP has proven to be the party for the masses which creates equal opportunities for all, and he cited examples by the Akufo-Addo government.
“We are the government for equal opportunities. Under Nana Akufo-Addo, NPP is showing that we are the government of equal opportunities. We are the government of the masses and all Ghanaians. We are providing equal opportunity for all Ghanaians.
“We are giving teacher trainee allowances, we are giving nursing trainee allowances, we are doing one constituency, one ambulance, one district, one factory, Planting for Food and Jobs, absorbing exam fees for BECE and WASSCE examinations, [we] made post-graduate medical education free, provided drones to deliver urgently needed medicines to remote areas, one million dollars per constituency, Nation Builders’ Corps and Free Senior High School Education.
“And we are going to give tertiary loans for access to tertiary education for all. We also want Zongo communities to have model Senior High Schools.”
Mahamadu Bawumia also asked the constituents of Lower Manya to throw their weight behind President Akufo-Addo to go on with his all-inclusive development and interventions, as well as the NPP Parliamentary Candidate, Samuel Nuertey Ayettey aka ‘Teddy’ to complement the work of President Akufo-Addo.
Story by Surely Gh