Former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amisah Arthur, has asked the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to fulfill all the “170 promises” it made to Ghanaians during the 2016 general elections.
Speaking at the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) 25th anniversary rally at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Amissah Arthur also charged teeming NDC supporters to hold the NPP accountable to its promises.
“The NDC must continue to champion the agenda of the people of this country and this agenda is simple. We have to protect the interest of our people. We have to ensure that the NPP government meets all the promises that they made. I have been told that they have made 170 promises. They have to ensure that all those 170 promises are fulfilled so the people of Ghana can also benefit from the work that they came to do. “
While emphasizing the need for the party to “move on” despite a painful defeat, the former Vice President also called for unity within the NDC, saying “the 2016 election is over and it is important for us to move on because the agenda of the Ghanaian people is important. We must unite our people so that we can work together combining all strengths and attributes of the people in the NDC so that we can work for the good of this country.”
The former President also extended his appreciation to Ghanaians for their support, saying “I am here to pay homage and to say how grateful we are to the common people of this country”
“We are here also because we also want to celebrate another 25 years of progressive politics” he noted.
The rally will mark the end of the week-long activities to mark the party’s 25th anniversary.
Notable promises by the NPP
As part of plans to industrialize and transform the Ghanaian economy, President Nana Akufo-Addo, who was then Flagbearer of the NPP, indicated his government’s plans to help establish a factory in each of the 216 districts across the country.
Nana Akufo-Addo also promised to establish one dam in every village in the northern part of the country to boost agriculture through a well planed irrigation policy.
The NPP Flagbearer also promised to create another region from the Western Region, should he emerge winner in the December polls among others. The party’s flagship programme, the free SHS policy, is set for implementation from September this year.
His promises were however met with questions of feasibility and criticism from the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) with the party largely accusing him pandering for votes.