Mahama did well in Gov’t – Omane Boamah
Former Communications minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has waded into the debate as to which political party has implemented more social intervention programmes in Ghana.
Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged the NDC to name any social intervention programmes it introduced to mitigate the effects of any difficulties that affected Ghanaians when they were in power.
“We have done tangible things to reduce the hardships on Ghanaians. We can point to them.
“Today, the NDC is going around saying that there are hardships. So what we want to ask them, and I want to challenge them, a simple challenge: tell us what you have done in your last eight years of government. Tell us the social interventions you brought in to reduce the hardships of Ghanaians,” he said.
Various NDC communicators have attempted responding to the challenge but have failed to provide adequate response. The latest person to provide a response is former Communication Minister, Omane Boamah.
Speaking on Citi TV’s The Point of View with the host Bernard Avle on Monday, Dr. Omane-Boamah said the former President implemented paramount social intervention policies during the Mahama administration.
During the term of office of John Mahama, social interventions were paramount and went on well before implementations were done.
”So programmes like School Feeding Programme, Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), and the rest are policies which were implemented with strategic planning,” he said.
He thus bastardised the free SHS Programme as according to him, it poorly implemented.
”Unlike the Free SHS by the New Patriotic Party which has no calculated plan, thereby making parents and students stranded in the various SHS’s in Ghana,” he stated.
She further claimed that the NDC is more committed to the development of Ghana than the ruling NPP.
According to him, the party has demonstrably exhibited its strong commitment to strengthening the country’s democratic credentials and building a peaceful and stable economy since country started practicing multi-party democracy.
”I am convinced beyond any doubt, that our party, the NDC, remains the most citizen-friendly and development-oriented political party in Ghana and must continue to work in the interest of the Ghanaian People,” he said.
Ghanaians must be happy over Mahama win
He said John Mahama’s victory over the weekend in the NDC Presidential race must be a cause for excitement among Ghanaians as he is coming back to correct the errors that have been made by the current government especially in areas such as the economy, education and health.
“Ghanaians must be happy and confident that president Mahama is coming back to right the wrongs and restore this nation in the right direction,” he told Bernard Avle on The Point of View.