End the politics of deception – Dr Mahama


Tongo (U/E), Feb. 5, GNA – Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama, the flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Party, has condemned the politics of deception often exhibited by some political parties in Ghana, saying it must cease.

The flagbearer made the condemnation at rallies organised by the national executive of the party at Tongo, Binduri, and Bawku in the Upper East Region.

Dr Mahama cited the two main political parties in the country, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the most offenders of deception.

He accused both parties of failing to work on the Bolgatanga-Bawku Road, despite the promises they made to the electorate that they would fix road when should they be given the mandate.

‘For more than twenty four years now the Bolgatanga -Bawku road has been the same and keeps on becoming more deplorable and deplorable. Government upon government, particularly, the NDC and the NPP governments ….’ he told the Chiefs and People in the area.

He recounted instances where incumbent governments pretended to work on development projects during campaign periods with the view of influencing the electorate to vote for them and abandoned such projects after the elections.

‘On the eve of the by election in Talensi, for instance, the incumbent government was seen grading the roads and soon after the election, they could not continue with the project,’ he noted. ‘This politics of deception in the country must stop.’

Dr Mahama admonished the electorate to be more discerning in the 2016 election, and gave the assurance that the PNC party would implement all of its campaign promises should it win the election.

He stated that among his topmost priorities would be to construct more dams and de-silt existing ones to empower more people, particularly, the youth, to go into dry season farming.

He would as to stabilise the prize of crops such as maize, rice and millet, he said.

On health, he promised the people that as a medical doctor, he would facilitate the construction of new District hospitals and the construction of market stalls with their auxiliary facilities such as public places of convenience and day care centres across the country.

The National Chairman of the party, Mr Bernard Mornah, stated that the PNC was the only party that could bring salvation to Ghanaians, and mentioned the National Health Insurance Scheme, the School Feeding Programme, the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) as some of the initiatives of the PNC flagbearer.

He, however, expressed regret that such programmes were not properly implemented and gave the assurance that the party would implement them well to benefit all Ghanaians, particularly, the vulnerable should it win the elections.

The flagbearer of the party, who was accompanied by the National and some Regional Executives, also paid courtesy calls on the Chiefs and their elders in the Upper East Region.

GNA


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