“We have been diligent,” Oppong Nkrumah answers NDC

The Information Minister counters claims by the opposition, made at its 15 June briefing, and argues that it is misrepresenting the NPP’s 2016 manifesto

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says the Akufo-Addo-led government has been diligent in accounting to the people of Ghana, contrary to the impression being created by the opposition NDC.

Oppong Nkrumah was speaking in response to a statement by the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

At the National Democratic Congress’s weekly press briefing on Monday (15 June), the party claimed that the Akufo-Addo government had reneged on its promises, fulfilling only 86 out of 631 promises in the New Patriotic Party’s 2016 manifesto.

However, Oppong Nkrumah has rejected the statement and said the NDC is misrepresenting historical facts for strategic ends. He insists that the government has delivered on the mandate it was given by the Ghanaian people.

388, not 631

‘‘We have been diligent in accounting for the 388 promises that we made to the people of Ghana. That was even before the pandemic and indeed the pandemic, as it has come, will have an impact on some of the things we intended doing.

“National revenues have suffered. We had to spend money on other things that had not been initially been budgeted for,” he said.

The minister, who was speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Asaase Radio 99.5, added that even though the NPP government has not achieved perfection, it has been diligent in accounting to the people.

‘‘So we have not and we will not claim a 100% success, but we have been diligent in accounting to the people of Ghana, that for the 388 promises that we made, we have been able to keep faith with about 78% as at February this year, even before the pandemic kicked in,’’ he said.

Victor Tamakloe

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