The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has become so insensitive it has lost a basic appreciation of the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian, a member of the National Council of the opposition NPP has said.
Mr Eugene Yaw Boakye Antwi says while majority of Ghanaians were swimming in a deep sea of misery, the government consistently parroted a hollow Better Ghana slogan.
Speaking on MultiTV’s political discussion programme, Minority Caucus, Mr Boakye Antwi said Ghana urgently needed to be saved from this “go slow, non-performing, purposeless, visionless, aimless, clueless, propagandist [government].”
He said Ghanaians deserved a more “radical, focused, prudent and transformational leadership under an Akufo-Addo presidency.”
A government that frequently resorts to the lazy, convenient method of blaming its failings on its predecessor cannot make a case to be maintained in power, he insisted, stressing it was intriguing that the government had forgotten it took over the country with all its assets and liabilities.
Unlike the governing NDC, he asserted, which lacks an appreciation of the actual plight of the people and is thus unable to formulate policies to address the challenges facing the people, the opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo’s message was one of “restoring faith and hope in the general body politic.”
Touting the brilliance of the campaigning message of the NPP flagbearer, the National Council Member said Nana Akufo-Addo “talks about the need to revamp education by making senior high school the first exit point in the educational systems as a way of raising the level of basic competence of our school leavers; he talks of the necessity of guaranteeing access to education by making education – which will now include senior high school – free; he also talks about the stability of our social fabric. In this area, Nana Addo sees clearly the present danger in the area of youth unemployment and makes tackling that problem a matter of urgent national priority.”
Mr Boakye Antwi quoted Nana Addo saying it was a national duty for all Ghanaians to participation in the voter registration exercise when the Electoral Commission starts the process.
He is confident the complacency that lost for the NPP, the 2008 elections will not be repeated in the 2012 polls.
Source Myjoyonline Ghana