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Opinions Mon, 19 Mar 2012

NPP To Come Back For What? How Dare They?

At the Mantse Agbona Super Gargantuan rally of the NDC last

Saturday, a Deputy Minister of Finace, Mr. Fifi Kwetey said the opposition NPP


which is desperate to come to power ‘at all cost’ has no track record to


convince Ghanaians to return it to power. In a fiery thought-provoking speech,


he compared and contrasted the achievements of the NDC against that of the


eight years of the NPP to buttress his point. Below is the analysis the Deputy


Finance Minister made. READ ON





NDC led by Prof Mills in 08 asked for a


comeback. The people of Ghana examined the record of the NDC in eight years and


said Yes Come Back.





Today, NPP also thinks it can ask for a


comeback. Now let's examine the track record of the two in recent past when


given eight years.





**Education-








NDC





NPP


Pre schools


6321


2362


Primary schools.


12,335.


1,013


JSS.





6,414.


853

SSS.





264.


19


Science Res. Centres.


110.


0


Public Universities.


3.





0


Polytechnics.


7.





0





And yet the NPP has the gut to ask for a


comeback. Come back for what?


How dare they?





***Heath Infrastructure





NDC built regional hospitals in the Volta,


central and Brong Ahafo regions, refurbished the Effiah Nkwantah hospital and


did massive rehabilitation of 37 Military and Okomfo Anokye and was about to


start the Tamale Hospital


What did NPP do about regional hospitals? Zero.


Even the tamale one NDC was about to do they abandoned


And yet the NPP has the gut to ask for a


comeback. Come back for what?


How dare they?




*****Economy





NDC in eight years grew the economy of Ghana 12


times an incredible increase of 1169%. NPP in eight years achieved a paltry 300


% and yet they have been singing all over about quadrupling economy when the


real champions grew the economy 12 times and are not talking. The same


champions who had brought inflation from 124% in 1984 down to single digit in


May 99 before the crisis erupted in the second half of 99 and 2000.





And yet the NPP has the audacity to ask for a


comeback. Come back for what?


How dare they?





***Roads


NDC constructed roads to the extent that the NPP


in opposition used to say we don't eat roads- (comments of ignoramuses). Accra


roads, Kumasi roads, Tamale roads, other regional capitals to name but a few.


NPPs eight year record on roads pales into insignificance





And yet the NPP has the effrontery to ask for a


comeback. Come back for what?


How dare they?





***Energy





Under Energy, NDC in eight years achieved


incredible feats in rural electrification sending energy thro to all the


districts of Ghana. NDC constructed and expanded the Aboadze thermal plant,


initiated the West Africa Gas pipeline project etc. NPP eight year energy


performance was nothing to write home about.




And yet the NPP has the gut to ask for a


comeback. Come back for what?


How dare they?





Do they want to come back


-to bring another unprecedented budget deficit?


- to send the economy into intensive care unit


again?


- to saddle the nation with arrears amounting to


nearly 40 trillion cedis, virtually the whole debt stock of Ghana from Nkrumah


to Rawlings?


-to cause another acceleration in inflation?


-to bring another collapse to Tema Oil Refinery?


-to bring Ghana Commercial Bank to its knees?


- to deceive contractors that they have money in


budget only for them to become bankrupt because of crippling debts?


-to put our banking sector in crisis through


high Non performing loans?


- to recklessly start major road contracts


without even bothering to secure a source of funding?


-to bring back a situation when price of kenkey


jumped 1400 % or 525% in three years?


-to put to flight portfolio investors as


happened in the first months of 2009 because of the elephant size Mess they


left behind?


-to go borrow another 750 million dollars and go


buy locomotives when there was no railway tracks ready and buy prepaid meters


when major roads and hospitals were in crisis? Or is it


-to come collapse again the local fishing


industry, rice and cotton sectors again?




What exactly do they want to come back for?





Or do they want to come back to stop the


Unprecedented Achievements of President Mills in three years, achievements NPP


in 8 years could not attain?





-unprecedented single digit inflation rate that


has prevented kenkey price going up by 525% as happened under NPP


-unprecedented low budget deficit


-unprecedented single spine salary


-unprecedented GDP growth


-unprecedented one million metric tons of cocoa


-unprecedented rise in foreign direct investment


-unprecedented single digit 91 T bill rate in


three years


-unprecedented Gross External Reserves


-unprecedented international confidence in


Ghana's economy





Or is it that the NPP wants power back to do


what Ghana and the world know they know how to do best?





"NPP, NPP


All they Know


Is Cocaine Here, Cocaine there, Cocaine


Everywhere


NPP, NPP


All they know


Is Cocaine Here, Cocaine There, Cocaine


Everywhere."

Columnist: Daily Post