The governing New Patriotic Party has described the NDC’s 2020 manifesto as one that is replete with unrealistic promises and plagiarized policies and programmes.
National Youth Organizer of the NPP, Henry Nana Boakye at the 11th edition of the “Youth Must Know Series” opined that the theme of the NDC’s 2020 manifesto, “Jobs, Prosperity and More” is a contradiction of the kind of governance the NDC offered when they were in government.
He said, the former president and leader of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama at the time of his presidency said he was not a magician to create jobs for the teaming unemployed youths in the country and therefore should not be taken serious with any promise of job creation.
Touching on the NDC’s promise to create 1 million jobs in the next four years if given the nod, the National Youth Organizer of the NPP said, the party that took Ghana to the IMF and the subsequent freeze on all public sector employment has no credibility to be trusted in the arena of job creation.
He urged Ghanaians to take a cue from the failed 10 billion Hope City project which never materialized.
In the area of education, the NPP said NDC can’t expand the free SHS programme to private schools as has been promised in the party’s manifesto. He said, while in opposition, the National Democratic Congress vehemently chastised the free SHS policy as “419” and therefore lacks the basic knowledge on the programme to expand it.
Henry Nana Boakye wondered why a party which could not pay Capitation Grant, teacher and nursing trainee allowances is now promising to pay 50 percent of fees by all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year.