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Revealed: Top Five Failed Promises of The NPP Administration

Election 2020 is four (4) months away and the major political parties’ i.e. New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) are busily gathering their arsenals ahead of the December 7 elections.

Both parties have officially launched their flag bearers and Vice Presidential candidates. The time is getting nearer and the political heat at this junction is unavoidable.

The incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) has a huge burden of convincing Ghanaians on the need to vote for them to stay in power. The decision to vote to retain them or otherwise will largely depend on their performance within the last four years.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the other hand also have a nice opportunity of telling Ghanaians what they’ll do, should they come into power in 2021. Both parties are serious and December 7 promises to be a great political moment.

On August 22, the New Patriotic Party in a grand event organized at the University of Cape Coast launched their campaign manifesto ahead of the December elections.

The grand launch of the manifesto has caused a lot public debate especially within the media. The NPP through the manifesto launch made huge promises which many political pundits have described as empty and a ploy to woo votes.

The biggest question is, why would the NPP launch a manifesto? Does it suggest they have fulfilled their numerous promises they made ahead of the 2016 elections? Will this manifesto cause them another victory as the previous one did?

The purpose of this article will be to expose some of the failed promises of the Akufo-Addo administration and find out whether they (the NPP) is justified to make new promises.

Revealed: Top Five Failed Promises of The NPP Administration

Below are five (5) failed promises of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

1. Promise to build new harbors at James Town and Keta in the Volta Region

In their quest for power, the New Patriotic Party made numerous promises including the promise to build a fishing harbors at Keta and James Town.

 It’s been close to four (4) years and the only thing Keta can be proud of is a sign board that highlights the project.

For James Town, nothing as promised can be seen there.

The NPP appears not to be bothered by the numerous failed promises they made in 2016. On Saturday August 22, 2020 they (the NPP) continued to make promises. During Saturday’s manifesto launch in Cape Coast, Dr. Bawumia once again made another big promise that the NPP administration when voted to remain in power, will build a harbor in Cape Coast. Can Bawumia and his NPP be trusted when it comes to promises?

2. Restore The Korle Lagoon Including the Reintroduction of Its Fish Stock

One of the famous promises of the Akufo-Addo administration has to do with the Korle Lagoon. The Korle Lagoon from time immemorial can be described as the dirtiest Lagoon in Ghana.

The NPP administration promised to change the narrative should it win power in 2016 but the situation remains same.

3. One District, One Hospital

Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia promised to upgrade all existing district hospitals where they exist and establish new ones where they do not, i.e. One District- One Hospital. They (the NPP) have failed miserably to implement this particular promise.

There are a lot of districts in Ghana without a hospital and the existing ones have not been renovated either.

4. The Promise To Build Solar Park In The Northern Region

The NPP as part of their promises towards election 2020 pledged to build Solar parks for solar energy generation in the northern parts of the country. Well, as it stands now, not a single solar park has been constructed.

5. Regulate Small Scale Mining To Protect Water Bodies

The NPP administration promised to regulate small scale mining to protect our water bodies. Little efforts have been made in that direction. Our river bodies for mining have become very dirty and unusable.

Clearly, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has failed woefully at keeping up to their promise. As to whether they will be able to fulfil the new load of promises they gave out in their manifesto launch is another question to answer.

What are your thoughts?

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