A member of the government’s communication team, Abu Kabienbata kansangabata has chided the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo for describing the Better Ghana Agenda as a complete failure.
Mr. Kansangabata who also doubles as the Nadowli District Chief Executive made the statement in an exclusive interview with Joy News in Wa
Nana Addo on his ‘‘restore hope tour’’ of the Upper West Region spoke on three key things which his administration will do should they be given the nod in the 2012 polls.
‘‘The three keys things I will be looking at are getting jobs for the youth, amending the education act to make senior high school education free and building a strong health care system by expanding the health insurance scheme to take care of the very core people in our communities.’’
Mr. Kansangabata said he has no qualms with the campaign promise of the NPP flagbearer because the tenet of democracy is the ability for each and every one to speak their mind. However he thinks that the NPP flagbearer is trying to reinvent the wheel.
He said the Mills administration within three and half years, have been able to construct 5 new polyclinics in the Upper West Region; scaling up the concepts of Community based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) which he said has culminated in a decrease in maternal and infant deaths in the region.
"These are the basics for assessing the health and economy of the people because the health of every nation hinges on its economy. On what basis are they drawing a conclusion or a premise that the health sector is not faring well in the region,’’ he queried.
Mr. Kansangabata conceded that there are some challenges that have bedeviled the health sector in terms of workers motivation and the expansion of facilities but that notwithstanding, the achievements of the NDC government are unprecedented.
He said with the advent of the single spine salary structure which was started by the NPP but couldn’t implement it because they didn’t have the heart; President Mills took the bold step and has implemented it which has brought smiles to the faces of workers in the country.
The NDC communication group member said he therefore found it laughable for the NPP flagbearer to say that that the much touted mantra of the better Ghana agenda of the NDC is a failure.
‘‘How can you make a statement that it is difficult today for any young man in Ghana to build a house? that is total mischief and fallacy.
The houses that are springing up in Wa and other places are they built by old men only, Nana should come again’’, he demanded.
Mr. Kansangabata also dismissed publications on certain news papers that the visit of the NPP’s flagbearer to the region has sent shivers down the spine of the NDC and has led to the defection of 150 to the NPP.
He said the publication is a figment of the NPP and authors imagination and are acting like the proverbial beggar who had a horse as his wish.
He called on Ghanaians to reject what he called the ‘‘black market politics’’ been embarked on by the NPP and its flagbearer and vote massively for the NDC in the general elections to continue its good work.
‘‘The only party that can salvage the people of this country is the NDC and we should all work in that respect to ensure a massive and resounding victory in the December polls’’, he concluded.
Source: Rafiq Salam/Ghana
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