New Patriotic Party’s Vice Presidential Candidate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that it is clear the government cannot respond to the 170 and more statements of fact he made during his last lecture and noted that after 8 years in office, the only record to set straight is the incompetence and corruption of the John Mahama-led government.
Speaking at the Assin Fosu College of Education on Thursday evening, Dr. Bawumia expressed amazement as to how the country’s economy has been sunk into a ditch and said after supervising an era of unprecedented hardships, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) still had the courage to claim that they had transformed Ghana and changed lives.
After outlining some of the key policies the Nana Akufo-Addo government will introduce to kick-start the economy, Dr. Bawumia said: “So we are really set for a major transformation of this economy; it will not be the type of propaganda transformation John Mahama is talking about when he says he’s Transforming lives and changing Ghana, where is the transformation?
“When the NPP had only GH¢20 billion, you saw transformation. You saw the National Health Insurance Scheme, the School Feeding Programme, the National Youth Employment Programme, the free Maternal Care Programme, Metro Mass, Mass Cocoa Spraying exercise etc.; all these interventions were done with only 20 billion but with 248 billion that has come to the NDC, they have collapsed all these programmes and yet they have the audacity to say that they have transformed Ghana, they have only transformed their pockets,” he said.
Dr. Bawumia laughed off the recent ‘Setting the Records Straight’ Forum held by officials of government to respond to his lecture and noted that the government had still failed to respond to any of his 170 and more statements in his lecture.
“Last week, they came out to say they wanted to set the records straight after my lecture, I gave the NDC 170 statements and asked them to respond to them, they have run away, they have not been able to respond,” he taunted.
“The only record that we are going to set straight is their record of corruption in this country, their record of mismanagement and their record of incompetence, that is the record Nana Akufo-Addo is going to set straight.”
Dr.Bawumia has been in the Central Region since Monday and has toured the Gomoa East, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Ekumfi, Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Upper Denkyira West and East and the Assin Central and North Constituencies.