Former foreign Affairs Minister, Mohammed Mumuni has demanded for the whereabouts of the hostels the New Patriotic Party (NPP) promised to build for Kayayei (head potters).
The initiative was part of the NPP’s numerous promises made to the people of Ghana prior to the 2016 elections that brought the NPP to power.
Reading the budget statement in parliament on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, finance minister Ken Ofori Atta said “Mr Speaker I am happy to announce that preparations are now complete and the construction of the first 600-bed Kayayei hostel will commence in Agbogbloshie next month to provide accommodation and skills training to these vulnerable young women”.
Reacting to this at the launch of the Tamale Central election campaign team, Mohammed Mumuni questioned what had happened to the promise.
According to him, the NPP have been on a lying spree and will continue to lie to Ghanaians to hold on to power.
He stated, “litany of broken promises and dreams: they promised to build hostel for Kayayei, we are yet to see it. Shoddy works on the one village one dam projects. They can’t function during dry season. One district one factory. One constituency one million, we all know there is nothing to show for it. Or they should show us what they have done about these.”