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NDC Manifesto Is Just Meant To Win Votes, It Will Be Impossible To Achieve 50% Of The Promises Made – Manasseh Azure Awuni

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Award-winning Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has offered an assessment of the NDC’s Manifesto which was presented by the Party to Ghanaians yesterday.

In a Facebook post, the respected journalist wrote,

The 2020 manifesto of the NDC, unlike the 2016 one, has a lot of memorable highlights.

“I’m particularly excited about the fact that the next NDC administration intends to dualise some major highways such as the Accra-Cape Coast-Takoradi, Accra-Kumasi and others. It will decrease accidents and travel time on those roads. But I have two main concerns with these promises.

The shoddy work done on the portions of the Eastern Corridor Road at the Asikuma Junction-Peki and Nkwanta-Dodo Pepesu stretches should not be repeated anywhere in the country. They’re typical examples of causing financial loss to the state.

My other concern is that the NDC manifesto is too ambitious for an ailing post-COVID-19 economy like ours, especially when the current administration is said to have borrowed more than all governments since independence. It will be impossible to execute 50% of this manifesto considering the leakage and wastage in the public sector. The manifesto is meant to win votes and one cannot reasonably expect all the promises to be delivered even in 10 years.

If the iron-plaited mouth and throat grant passage to a sharp knife, we should be worried about how the delicate anus is going to expel it. It’s easy to promise, but delivery is another thing.

Having said that, listening to well-crafted speeches from the NDC’s national executive, especially that of Asiedu Nketia, makes one wonder if the NDC and NPP have traded places. (Those who need to understand this will understand it).

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I Wish To Help Waakye But He Is A Strong NPP Member— A-Plus

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Outspoken Ghanaian Musician, Kwame A Plus has revealed his intention to help veteran actor, Prince Yawson popularly known as Waakye but what is denying him from helping the actor is because he’s a strong NPP supporter.

His reaction comes after the actor’s search for funds to address his health challenges proved futile.

However, Kwame A-Plus believes that, since Waakye is a strong NPP supporter, the NPP should help him. He alleged that the NPP party has been stealing money and can’t help their member.

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I wish I could raise money for him like we always do but he is a strong NPP supporter. They should help him. All the money that you are stealing you can’t help your members.

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Galamsey: Which Kind Of President Jails His Citizens And Spare Foreigners? Inusah Fuseini Wonders

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Former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has criticised President Akufo-Addo for being discriminative in his ‘failed’ fight against illegal mining (galamsey).

Speaking to Citi News, he bemoaned how unjust it is to arrest illegal miners and jail the Ghanaians amongst them whiles the foreigners, most of which are Chinese nationals, are made to go scot free.

“It is unjust to incarcerate Ghanaians for violating the law and letting go of foreigners. Foreigners are not allowed to engage in small-scale mining. Ghanaians have the right to apply for and obtain licenses to engage in small scale mining,” he said.

He hammered and justified former president John Dramani Mahama’s pledge to grant amnesty to these jailed galamseyers should he win the December 2020 polls.

“It is within the prerogative powers of the president to forgive persons who have been incarcerated for breaking the law. These people should know that there is somebody who cares for them. This is not to spite the NPP, the problem we have with small scale mining is how to regulate it for the benefit of Ghanaians. We have come to the conclusion that we cannot continue to prohibit Ghanaians from doing so,” Alhaji Fuseini stated.

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Who Are You Coming To Free? How Many People Have Been Jailed For Galamsey? Mahama Quizzed

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A Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Benito Owusu-Bio has slammed former president John Dramani Mahama for promising to free jailed illegal miners if he wins the December polls.

John Mahama, at a rally in the Mpohor Constituency in the Western Region vowed to grant amnesty to jailed illegal miners under the Akufo-Addo led administration.

In reaction, Mr. Owusu called on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer to come out and make public the number of people that have been jailed because of illegal mining.

“It is an embarrassment because of the person this particular promise is coming from. Currently, he is promising heaven and earth. I know that he will not even win the election. He is promising something that he cannot do. He should tell us how many people have been put behind bars,” he told Citi News.

“Even when we increased the punitive measures, no one was jailed. So I am surprised about what he is talking about. Let him come out and tell us the number of people that were jailed. He is just promising and lying to appeal to the public for votes,” he added.

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