Speaking at this year’s IEA Policy Dialogue held last week, NPP General Secretary John Boadu said the party inherited worsening unemployment situation; collapsing NHIS; unprecedented levels of corruption; government’s inability to meet its financial obligations such as the payment of utility subsidies and trainee allowance, economic mismanagement, resulting in complete freeze in public sector employment, collapsing businesses and unprecedented economic hardship.
He noted, however, that the Akufo government, through programmes and policies such as the Free SHS, 1D1F, Planting for Food and Jobs, revamping of the NHIS, restoration of trainee allowance and NABCO, as well as competent economic management and transformation among others, has shown its commitment in building a Ghana beyond Aid.
The dialogue brought onboard persons from academia, industry, civil society organisations, security and governance institutions, the media, among other stakeholders, to interact with the NPP on key highlights of its 2020 Manifesto.
The party’s representatives also responded to questions from participants on promises made in the party’s 2020 Manifesto.
Other speakers who accompanied the NPP General Secretary to throw more light on key issues raised in the party’s 2020 Manifesto included Yofi Grant, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC); Dr Nsiah Asare, Presidential Advisor on Health; Charles Adu Boahene, a Deputy Minister of Finance; Dr Osei Adu-Twum, Deputy Minister of Education; Evron Hughes, a Technical Economic Advisor at the Office of the Vice-President, among others.