Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama says the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is implementing some of the promises stated in the NDC’s 2020 manifesto.
Addressing party faithfuls at a Town Hall Meeting in Kumasi, Mr. Mahama pointed out the legalisation of okada, cancellation of licensure examinations and inclusion of private Senior High Schools in deprived areas as part of the free SHS policy as examples of policies the Akufo-Addo government is seeking to implement even before the 2020 general elections.
“The NPP seems to be implementing some of the policies captured in our manifesto. Recently, they revealed that consultations have begun to review the law banning the activities of okada riders. Similarly, the Teacher licensure exam has been suspended after we promised to cancel it in our manifesto.
In the same vein, owners of private schools are being engaged after we promised to extend the coverage of the free SHS policy to such schools in deprived areas without government’s free SHS. Even though they accused us of not thinking through our promises, the NPP is implementing them”.