RE: Isaac Osei jabs NDC

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 Source: Yammin, Joseph

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It is high time we draw the attention of Ghanaians to the now “VAMPIRES” in the

country who want to resort to lies and misinformation in order to clinch onto

power in 2012.

The daily guide on Monday August 16, 2012 reports on page 6 that Isaac Osei Jabs


In the said story the defeated presidential aspirant of the opposition NPP

described the NDC as “destroyers”.

The embarrassed presidential hopeful who could not even convince up to 2% of

their delegates in their recent held congress was quoted to have said “if I say

the NDC are destroyers I know why am saying so because they have destroyed the

National Health Insurance Scheme, school feeding program and the national youth

employment program (NYEP) and other commendable initiatives the NPP introduced”

The Member of Parliament for subin and the disgraced Ghana high commissioner to

the UK was reconciling with the constituency delegates after they embarrassed

him at the congress.

We want to remind Hon. Isaac Osei that Ghanaians have not forgotten why he run

from his own shadow from UK as a high commissioner only to fail COCOBOD.

The NDC government has not collapsed any program initiated by the former

government but rather improved on it.

The Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) has been faring better under this regime

than the NPP regime. Currently the GSFP covers about 600,000 pupils in the basic

school but the government will increase it to cover over 1,000,000 pupils in

line with the program.

Under the NDC the operational manual of the GSFP is being implemented very well.

With this more jobs have been created; caterers who have 10 schools now have

only one and additional nine caterers have been engaged by the program.

By the operational manual Agric officers are also going to be engaged to contact

the local farmers who will grow to feed the program; another job creation.

In fact this government has paid all the arrears owing to caterers since 2009

and is now owing only about 18 days to payment off caterers; a better situation

than under the NPP where caterers were owed over three (3) months.

In the same vein, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has witnessed

massive improvement and restructuring under NDC. For example the scheme under

NDC has paid over GH¢ 33 million (300 billion old Ghana cedis) that it inherited

in the Ashanti region alone.

It has also paid service providers up to May 2010.

The registration under the scheme has doubled. The biggest benefit that

Ghanaians are welcoming is the one – time premium in January 2011.

The National Youth Employment Program has also received tremendous improvements.

The NPP left the beneficiaries of the scheme to their fate without any plans for

their exit. The NDC government since it took over the office improved the lot of

the program. The entire beneficiary have been successfully been existed under


The first thing the government did was to conduct a thorough screening and head

count of all beneficiaries of the program. Several ghost names used to siphon

money from the state were deleted. Again beneficiaries who were paid cash on the

table were also stopped. I can say with all certainty that there was a major

reason why the corrupt and incompetent NPP government was booted out of power.

The NPP has on its pay list a lot of ghost names. It have been detected that

have the number of people on the list do not exist at all.

The system has now seen a massive improvement and progress. One specific

reference is the health extension beneficiaries, members have been absorbed by

the Ghana health service and the rest have also been enrolled with the various

health institutions throughout the country.

Please, let no one use your medium to create “fear and panic” in the system for

their political gains. And I will like Hon. Isaac Osei to know that a

promiscuous society is not a promising one.

Thank you

Long live Ghana

Long live NDC government.

Joseph Yammin

(Ashanti Regional Secretary – NDC)

Columnist: Yammin, Joseph