Views: 518 The Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP) is afraid Ghanaians will suffer another disappointment, this time, in the hands of the New Patriotic P...
The Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP) is afraid Ghanaians will suffer another disappointment, this time, in the hands of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) a reason for which the party has open the batting for like-minded parties to join forces so as to end the duopoly of the NPP and the National Democratic Congress. (NDC)
In a press conference, the Chairman of the party, Dr. Nii Alottey Brew-Hammond said so far the newly elected NPP government appeared to be wobbling between the winner-takes-it-all and rehearsals of the party’s campaign manifesto and seemed not to have anything different from previous governments.
Speaking at the party’s headquarters last Monday, March 13, 2017, the Chairman said. “What has happened since the 2016 elections tells us that Ghanaians stand the real chance of being disappointed on again” and that the party was opened to like- minded progressive parties, individuals and groups to form a stronger force that could truncate the back and front movement of power in the hands of both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He said the 2008 elections won by the NDC and that of 2016 by the NPP were by “default” because Ghanaians had realised that the only time power was theirs was only during elections, after all, political parties bought their votes around that time but after elections, both parties successively disappointed the people. “We can only hope to experience slow economic development and a low standard of living for the majority of our people during these four years,” he stated.
He said unlike the free S. H. S policy by the NPP which was in the 2017 budget to cover only first year students, in September this year, the PPP had promised free continuous compulsory education from kindergarten to Senior High School with an estimated annual cost beyond one billion Ghana Cedis.
He said particularly that energy levies, one district one factory, and “kayaye” tax as national policies lacked clarity.