Minister for Information Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has slammed the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) for employing “intellectual dishonesty” to downplay the achievements of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He insisted that the NPP made 388 promises in the 2016 electioneering campaign, contrary to NDC’s claim that the governing party made 631 promises and delivered only 14 per cent.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah explained that the NPP government had so far delivered 303 out of 388, representing 78 per cent of the promises it made in the lead up to the 2016 general election.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo administration is in the process of delivering the rest, giving assurance that government will update the public the total promises fulfilled by the end of the year.
He said the NDC concocted additional 235 promises to distort the records of the government with the hope of achieving its parochial partisan political benefit.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah was responding to the NDC’s media encounter on alleged “failed and hiding” promises of the NPP government, at a news conference in Accra on Monday.
In trying to perpetuate falsehood and intellectual dishonesty, the Minister said, the NDC just lifted the NPP’s strategic framework in its manifesto and counted it as a specific promise.
He said it was laughable that whilst the NDC was trying to discredit the government’s achievements, a critical analysis of the NDC government’s achievements between 2009 and 2016 showed that, it only delivered less than 67 per cent of its promises.
The Minister noted that the NPP was ever ready to debate the NDC on alternative policies for all Ghanaians to make a fair assessment of which party they could entrust the governance of this country into its leadership.