THE RECORDS SHOW NANA AKUFO-ADDO HAS PERFORMED BETTER – VP BAWUMIA LISTS 87 MAJOR NPP ACHIEVEMENTS

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged the opposition NDC to a show of records in office to enable Ghanaians judge who has met their aspirations the most.

• Vice President Bawumia is convinced that when pushed to a debate of facts and achievements, the NDC would have no leg to stand on and would resort to their usual refuge of obfuscation and goal-shifting.

• Addressing thousands of youth at the end of a Health Walk to climax activities marking the NPP Youth Wing Conference in Tamale on Saturday, 7th December, 2019, Vice President enumerated over 80 key denominators of national life in which the almost three year old NPP government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has performed better than its predecessor.

• “Growth in agriculture was declining; Industry growth was in the negative; Interest rates were high; the banking system was weak; unemployment was rising; the NHIS was back to cash and carry. Emergency healthcare system was collapsing with only 51 semi-functional ambulances in the country; four years of dumsor with its costs.


VICE PRESIDENT, DR MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged the opposition NDC to a show of records in office to enable Ghanaians judge who has met their aspirations the most.


Vice President Bawumia is convinced that when pushed to a debate of facts and achievements, the NDC would have no leg to stand on and would resort to their usual refuge of obfuscation and goal-shifting.


“AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE IN ELECTRICITY PRICES BETWEEN 2010 AND 2015 WAS 45%; PUBLIC FINANCES WERE IN A PRECARIOUS STATE. THE GOVERNMENT HAD TO GO TO THE IMF FOR A BAILOUT AND POLICY CREDIBILITY. THERE WERE INCREASES IN TAXES ON MANY ITEMS INCLUDING CONDOMS AND CUTLASSES. FREEZE ON PUBLIC SECTOR RECRUITMENT. CUTS IN RESEARCH ALLOWANCES FOR LECTURERS.

Addressing thousands of youth at the end of a Health Walk to climax activities marking the NPP Youth Wing Conference in Tamale on Saturday, 7th December, 2019, Vice President enumerated over 80 key denominators of national life in which the almost three year old NPP government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has performed better than its predecessor.


“I would like us to recall the situation when the NDC was voted out of office in 2016 because some people say we have short memories. You will remember that when we came into office:


“Growth in agriculture was declining; Industry growth was in the negative; Interest rates were high; the banking system was weak; unemployment was rising; the NHIS was back to cash and carry. Emergency healthcare system was collapsing with only 51 semi-functional ambulances in the country; four years of dumsor with its costs.


“Average annual increase in electricity prices between 2010 and 2015 was 45%; public finances were in a precarious state. The government had to go to the IMF for a bailout and policy credibility. There were increases in taxes on many items including condoms and cutlasses. Freeze on public sector recruitment. Cuts in research allowances for lecturers.


Abolition of teachers and nurses training allowances. Many parents could not afford school fees for their wards to attend senior high school

“John Mahama’s flagship policy for the development of the north (SADA) was in tatters and mired in corruption.


“Many people say John Mahama is a nice man but being nice is not enough. You must have the competence to manage the economy and solve the problems facing the country. His record in the area of policy tells us that he is an incompetent nice man! The presidency is not for nice people. It is for doers! It is for effective leaders.


“The government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been in office for about 3 years. Even though there is still a lot to do, any objective assessment of our performance will agree that we have performed much much better than the situation that we inherited at the beginning of 2017” he indicated.


Zeroing in on the specifics, Vice President Bawumia listed 87 different areas in which the NPP government has performed much better than its predecessor led by John Dramani Mahama, who is seeking a comeback:

1. When it comes to GDP growth, we have performed better

2. Agricultural growth - we have performed better

3. Industry growth - we have performed better

4. Inflation – we have performed better

5. Interest rates – we have performed better

6. Exchange rate depreciation- we have performed better

7. Fiscal Deficit - we have performed better

8. Rate of debt accumulation – we have performed better

9. Trade Balance - we have performed better

10. Current Account Balance- we have performed better

11. Gross International Reserves - we have performed better

12. Ghana’s sovereign credit rating – we have performed better

13. Creation of Jobs - we have performed better

14. Teacher Trainees Allowances - we have performed better

15. Nursing Trainees Allowances- we have performed better

16. Passport Application - we have performed better