The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, has lashed out at those who questioned the promises he made to Ghanaians in the run-up to the 2021 elections.
Such people, he claims, have been embarrassed because he has mostly kept his promises.
On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, he remarked while commissioning a shoe factory in Akropong as part of his tour of the Eastern Region.
“My critics are being shamed one after the other. They said we won’t be able to deliver the One District One Factory promise but now everywhere I visit, I see some of the factories working. When I said I was bringing the Free Senior High School policy, they rejected it outright, saying it wasn’t possible, but it has come to stay.”
he New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the leadup to the 2016 and 2020 elections made very sumptuous promises to Ghanaians, promises that included the creating of jobs for all the youth.
The NPP in their manifestos promised to set up Ghana for entrepreneurial success by supporting every Ghanaian with a business idea to set up their businesses and employ other people.
Led by Akuffo Addo, the NPP were very agile in their quest for power and ensured that promises were made that drove straight into the hearts of the Ghanaian voter, convincing them beyond all reasonable doubts to vote in their favour.
Today, we take a look at one of the videos that came out from one of the campaign trails of the NPP where they promised to create enough jobs to the extent that people will be imported to come to take the surplus positions.
The promise was loudly announced by John Boadu, the General Secretary of the NPP which was hailed joyously by teeming party supporters who were bursting at the seams. Many were very upbeat about the NPP and remained positive about their promises…although some of the promises appeared unrealistic and unfeasible.
“The NPP will create enough jobs that people will be imported to Ghana to come work” those were the words that were trumpeted by John Boadu and the NPP.
However, it is obvious that promise is yet to see the light of day since many Ghanaians are still jobless..those employed are paid meagre salaries, have no job security and looking for ways to bounce out of the system.