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Government must be honest with Ghanaians and apologise – Jinapor

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Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu and former Deputy Minister for Energy under the Mahama government, John Jinapor has called on the Akufo-Addo led government to be sincere to Ghanaians.

According to him, the president has failed to deliver and is making matters worse by insisting that he will fulfill all his promises before the end of his tenure.

“The Nana Addo government keeps increasing the expectations of the Ghanaian by insisting on honoring their promises of one district - one factory, one village - one dam, which is very ambitious but unattainable within four years. I will advise the president to be honest with Ghanaians and tell us how he has been faced with reality upon assuming office and stop raising expectations by insisting on honoring his promises” he said.

Mr. Jinapor lamented on the practice where persons raid government installations and private properties in the name of protecting state assets, describing it as a “worrying trend” which “is gradually becoming institutionalized”.

Some New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth have been on rampage after President Akufo-Addo was declared winner of the 2016 presidential poll. These attacks were repeated after the inauguration of the President on January 7. Toll booths, state institutions, toilet facilities, among others were seized in some areas in the country, and some public workers driven out of their offices and warned never to return.

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Jinapor asserts that the practice is a threat to Ghana’s democracy and ought to be tackled.

Assessing the Free SHS program, the legislator admitted that it was a good policy and must be supported by all.

“I propose a National stakeholder meeting on how to finance the free SHS policy” he said.

Jinapor was speaking at a one-day public discussion on Nana-Addo’s one year in government organized by CDD-Ghana in Accra.

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