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The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been described as a credible party that fulfills its promises to its citizens.
This description was made by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Francis AsesnsoBoakye. According to him, the NPP has been fulfilling its campaign promises since time immemorial.
He said since the era of President J.A. Kuffour, initiated policies and programs that had transformed the lives of ordinary Ghanaians was in fulfillment of its manifesto promises.
Addressing members of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) branch of the Tertiary Students Confederacy of the NPP (TESCON) at the weekend, Mr Asenso-Boakye, who is also the Politioa| Assistant to the President, indicated that an assessment of the manifesto pledges of the NPP and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the years justified his point.
He mentioned the transformation of Ghana’s economy from a low income to a middIe-income economy, the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law, introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme among other pro-poor policies as key pledges that were honored by the Kufour administration.
Similarly, he said, the Akufo-Addo administration had since 2017, initiated several programmes in fulfilment of its manifesto promises ahead of the 2016 elections.
Notable among them, he said, was the introduction of the Free SHS Policy, Planting for Food and Jobs, and OneDistrict One-Factory, all of which, he added, were landmark policies aimed at alleviating poverty among the people.
“As TESCON president in 1999, I invited then Hon Nana Akufo-Addo to address students of KNUST and he mentioned three promises on behalf of the thencandidate J.A. Kufuor and the NPP. The flrst was moving Ghana from a lowincome economy to a middle-income economy. Second was the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law and the third was abolishing the cash and carry system in the health sector and the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and School Feeding Programme among others.
“The current government is fulfilling most of its campaign promises. The introduction of Free SHS, One-DistrictOne Factory, Planting for Food and Jobs among others are landmark policy interventions that will alleviate poverty,” he told the gathering.
He also encouraged TESCON members to rally behind the party to win the 2020 elections for the transformation of the country.