NDC far more credible than NPP – Fifi Kwetey
Unlike the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that makes promises and abysmally fails to deliver, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has established a proven track record of working hard to deliver on its promises,Mr Fifi Kwetey, the Minister of Transport, has declared.
Mr Kwetey, who was speaking at a press conference dubbed “Setting the Records Straight series’’ in Accra, stressed that the NDC was not like the NPP that scored zero on many fronts but instead of acknowledging and apologising, rather makes even more grandiose promises.
He explained that the difference between the two parties, therefore, was that the NDC was more credible and it was the first to acknowledge where it had to do better.
However, he stated that ‘’the NPP makes grandiose promises and fails woefully to deliver, while the NDC quietly goes about its work and delivers far more on all levels’’.
Mr Kwetey said even though the NDC was not perfect, it endeavoured as much as possible to be consistent.
However, he said the NPP had a proven history of hypocrisy dating as far back as before independence.
He said the NPP was being led by a candidate and running mate who had a history of persistent lies and distortions and would say anything for power.
Mr Kwetey said the NDC,however, was being led by President Mahama,’’ a candidate who makes every effort to tell the people the real truth concerning the economy and the country and continues to follow the illustrious examples of the quiet but high achieving former leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah, Jerry John Rawlings and Atta Mills’’.
He stressed that the bottom line was that Ghana could not trust Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP because of their woeful track record and discredited performance and promises.
The Transport Minister said, however, that Ghana could trust President Mahama and the NDC because of a proven track record of tangible achievements and the capacity to navigate the country through turbulent storms.
He said it was President Mahama who initiated the transformation across many sectors.
Mr Kwetey said even the world was ‘’unanimous that under the leadership of President Mahama, Ghana was entering into a period of accelerated economic growth, development and job opportunities from 2017.
Mr Kwetey said the list of the NPP’s incompetence was very tall and a clear example was how their monumental incompetence led them to use precious parts of the 750 million dollar Eurobond money on unimportant programmes and policies.
He said for example that the NPP used 107.2 million dollars of the Eurobond for the payment of pensions and salaries in July 2008.
Mr Kwetey stressed that no serious government would borrow commercial loans to pay salaries and pensions.