Professor Joseph Osafo, Head of Psychology at University of Ghana, has acclaimed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) manifesto ahead of the December polls, stating it has the tendency to reduce the psychological trauma in the country.
Speaking on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ morning show, he commended the many social interventions in the manifesto, insisting it is good for Ghanaians.
According to him, research has shown that a lot of people attempt suicide because of the loss of jobs and other physical reliefs that will help ease their hardships.
He stated, “I’m very impressed with this manifesto. Now, we’re taking governance seriously. There are some social interventions in it that resonate with my research experience as a Psychologist in Ghana. A lot of the social interventions that will ease burdens on humans can cut down on several psychological problems.”
NPP launched their manifesto weeks ago in Cape Coast detailing what they have achieved in the last four years and what they seek to do if given another four year term.
Some projects in the manifesto includes free Wi-Fi for tertiary and senior high schools, grant loans to students without a guarantor, establish an airport and new harbour in Cape Coast, roll out a scheme to rent out affordable apartments to young graduates and to create a Creative Arts Fund to revamp the Creative Arts industry among other promises.