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A political pressure group aligned to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) by name Young Professionals has taken the Nana Akufo- Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government to the cleanest for reneging on its manifesto promise that brought it to power in 2016.
The group says the Danquah-Busia-Dombo antecedent party manifesto was anchored on “Change, An Agenda For Jobs and Creation, Prosperity and Equal Opportunity for All” but from the word go, the government failed to live up to the theme of the manifesto as it sent home Ghanaians who were legitimately employed and were working to provide for themselves and their families because they were deemed non to be members of the NPP.
The first casualty according to Young Professionals was hundreds of new recruits into the Ghana Police Service Training School who had acquired almost four months of training in weapon handling but were dismissed on the marching orders of the Government.
Elikem Kotoko, the General Secretary of Young Professionals, told journalists at a news conference in Accra that “We believe these are citizens, whom, no matter what, are citizens who ought to have been allowed the opportunity to benefit from job opportunities available in this country.
“We are all witnesses to the arbitrary transfers and dismissals of individuals employed through appropriate means by this Government and its assigns.”
He cited the case of Dr. Thomas Anaba, a Medical Director at the Ridge hospital as a classic example who was appointed by the Ghana Health Service but sent home when the current Government assumed political control of Ghana.
He also said various youth, men and women who were employed under various government schemes who had been sent home because they are to make way for NPP supporters and sympathizers to be recruited into their positions.
Mr. Kotoko said “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?”
Source: Adovor Nutifafa