President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked Ghanaians not to trust the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama because he is inconsistent in the discussion of national issues.
He said as public figure, the former President should make his views clear and not dillydally the issues of national discourse.
“When the Bill governing the establishment of the National Health Insurance Scheme were being passed in 2003, I was in Parliament. I witnessed the NDC MPs, which included Mahama, kicking against it by staging a walk out of the House. When President Kufuor successfully implemented it, Mahama and Mills said they would implement a one-time payment of the National Health Insurance, but for eight years, eight solid years, that promise never became a reality. Today, Mahama says he is bringing free primary healthcare if voted for. Can we trust him? Did he fulfill his promises for which reason we should believe that he would fulfil this? No, we cannot trust him.” he said.
He also said Mr. Mahama made mockery of the NPP when they promised Free SHS in the run up to the 2016 elections saying the promise was a political gimmick but today he is saying that he will continue with the implementation of the policy.
“Two years ago, he said if you had GH¢2 billion, you shouldn’t be spending it all on Free SHS. Today, he says that if he is given the mantle of leadership, he will continue with the implementation of Free SHS. Can we trust him on this? No! You have fought the Free Senior High School all this while, what has happened? What changed your mind about the Free SHS? The Ghanaian people deserve to know, why have you changed your mind about the Free Senior High School policy. He is inconsistent and a flip-flop, a trait not seen in Akufo-Addo.” he questioned.
He further stated that teacher and nursing trainees pleaded with the erstwhile NDC government to pay their allowances but Mahama turned a deaf ear to their cry.
“We begged him to restore them, but he was adamant to the extent that he said if that would mean he losing the 2016 elections, so be it. I restored the teacher and nursing training allowances, and now he has changed his tongue again. He says he will now continue to pay teacher and nursing training allowances! Can we trust him? No way!” he noted.
President Akufo-Addo appealed to Ghanaians to give him another mandate to continue with his developmental projects to benefit the country.
He was speaking at a durbar held by the chiefs and people at Bibiani in the Western Region to end his three day tour on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Source: Ghana Waves