The Ghanaian populace have been called upon not to take for granted the “comfort” been enjoyed under leadership and presidency of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
This call by the National Deputy Campaign Manager of the ruling party, New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Abdul Mustapha Hamid is to remind Ghanaians of the bad governance of the Mahama-led government.
According to him, Ghanaians are forgettting about the conditions that preceded the NPP administration with time.
Therefore there is the need for Ghanaians to weigh the former President John Dramani Mahama with his works during his tenure as compared to credible works of Nana Akufo-Addo three years, eight months tenure in office.
Emphasizing that, “atiyi3 ma awir3fi3,” to wit, comfort engenders forgetfulness. We have taken the new comfort for granted and have forgotten that it has not always been like this”.
Adding, “It has taken the vision and conviction of President Akufo-Addo to restore the dignity and sanity to our country and its people”.
To him, Ghanaians have so soon forgotten that for three years “we slept in darkness. For three years businesses in this country had collapsed because of “dumsor.” Indeed “dumsor” cost this country…. And it was not for lack of capacity.
Dr. Hamid attributed these challenges to the poor state the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government governed thus could not raise the money required to keep the lights on.
“When we make the argument today, they tell us that they resolved dumsor before the exited”, he noted.
Giving the statistics for how many hours the lights were off in 2015, 2016 and 2017, he recallled that, in 2015, there was 868 hours, 44 minutes of power outages. In 2016, there were 320 hours, 27 minutes of power outages.
Whilst “in 2017, there were 41 hours and 7 minutes of power outages. So, they should tell us if resolving over 800 hours of power outages is tantamount to resolving “dumsor,”he asserted.
Dr Abdul Mustapha Hamid made these statements at its weekly media encouter to outline the policies and vision of President Nana Addo Dankw Akifo-Addo as he seeks for a second term to govern Ghana.
Dr. Hamid who is also the Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo communities explained that, Akufo-Addo is exhibiting leadership of vision and conviction
However, stressed that, beyond vision and conviction, Ghana as a country needs leadership of empathy and compassion which the President also showcasing.
Ciiting “For many years, Ghanaians in rural areas were dying because basic medical deliverables like anti-snake serums were unavailable. The empathy that President Akufo-Addo has for the rural people and his vision got him to institute the drone service for delivering critical medical supplies to remote areas of our country to save lives.
Due to this, he revealed that, ” the NPP government led by Akufo-Addo have established drone delivery centers in Omenako in the Eastern Region, Walewale in the North-East Region, Mampong in the Ashanti Region and Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western-North Region.
“To date, 79, 800 life-saving products have been delivered to 945 health facilities across the country, including 2, 500 COVID samples to two testing centers. Just yesterday, Ghana’s drone delivery system together with that of Rwanda were the subject of a BBC documentary”, he acclaimed.
All these he noted is to ensure the wellbeing of the ordinary Ghanaians as well safeguard the workforce of the country,
Dr. Abdul Mustapha Hamid emphatically stated that, the President, Akufo-Addo’s leadership is being praised across the world, with his quotes making it into many write-ups and articles across respected journals.
To battress his point, he urged all and sundry to just go to youtube or google and search for the top ten most respected leaders across Africa and see how Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akifo-Addo name pops up.
Chiding former President now Flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama saying How come Ghana was not mentioned in that respect eight years, seven years or four years ago?”
He therefore called on Ghanains to vote massively for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as he seeks for a second term to continue the good works and projects he has started aimed to enhance the living condition of the ordinary tax payers, Ghanaians.
Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Ishmael Barfi