A political youth group by name Young Professionals (YP) has taken a swipe at the Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government stating that a number of indicators show that the government’s performance over the last fifteen months has been very disappointing.
The General Secretary of the group, Elikem K. Kotoko, in statement in Accra charged Ghanaians to examine the performance of the NPP government and juxtaposed it with what they promised to deliver including elevating the people from ‘suffering’.
According to him, fifteen months on, it is important to examine the government’s performance on the various sectors of the Ghanaian economy. He accused the Akufo-Addo led administration of going contrary to its promises of providing jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in the country.
Kotoko lamented that “the NPP government failed to live up to its huge manifesto promises,” adding that instead of creating employment, the NPP is rather dismissing workers from their position, whom they alleged were in a way associated with the NDC. They rather replaced them with their party members to send signals that they are creating jobs.
The group described the aforementioned acts as a ‘replacement’ instead of the employment creation agenda the NPP promised Ghanaians during the 2016 electioneering campaign.
The Young Professionals mentioned the rise of hooliganism after the 2016 elections by the NPP Delta Forces, Invincible Forces amongst other ‘terrorists groups’ of the ruling NPP, who reportedly took over toll booths and assaulted officers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, “sacked them from the office and locked up their premises”, to create insecurity in the country.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the press, you are too familiar with the various youth, men and women, who were employed under the various government schemes, who have been sent home because they are to make way for NPP supporters and sympathizers to be recruited into their positions.
“Are these not contradictory positions to a government that promised to provide jobs? How do you pride yourself of having provided jobs by sacking people who are gainfully employed and replacing them with your party supporters? Is that the concept of job creation?”
The Youth Group, further exposed the Akufo-Addo government, saying Nana Addo is disappointing Ghanaians by failing to deliver on the majority of his campaign promises, including the ‘One Constituency, One $1 million, One District, One factory, One Village, One dam’ among others.
The General Security for YP, noted that though, the ruling NPP has an ambitious manifesto with captivating promises, following the current situation in Ghana and on-going massive corruption, he doubts if the NPP has the intention of seeing those promises come to fruition.
Source: Delali A. Awuyeh