Former President, John Dramani Mahama has alleged that the New Patriotic Party (NPP)-government is implementing the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) manifesto even though the party is in opposition.
Speaking at a Townhall meeting in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, the NDC Flagbearer said the party is not bothered by the move by the NPP-government because the manifesto was drafted for the country.
“We are not yet in power but the NPP has started working with our manifesto….but we don’t mind, we did the manifesto for the country. However, we are confident that we will come back to power come December 7,”he said.
Speaking at the event, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia also accused the government of implementing the opposition party’s programmes and polices.
“They have always claimed NDC members are dumb, they always say that. Now the dumb people have put together their small manifesto, but the learned ones are now implementing our manifesto, why is that?” he quizzed.
Asiedy Nketia added that,”But it won’t amount to anything. We gave them four years, you have just a little over three months to finish. What you couldn’t achieve in three years you can’t finish in three months.”
The claim is coming on the back of several accusations by the opposition party against government of implementing their policies which were outdoored last week in their manifesto for the 2020 elections.
They cited government’s stance on Okada legislation as a proof of their claim.
Meanwhile, the Transport Ministry has announced that stakeholder discussion on the legislation of Okada in the country will resume in October.
It comes on the back of the raging debate on the legislation of the motorcycle transport business sparked by opposition Leader, John Mahama.
The Ministry in a statement said the discussion is entering its second phase after it was halted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The MP for Asawase constituency, Hon. Mubarak Mohammed in his submission also stressed that the NDC government will legalize Okada business to create more jobs for the youth to reduce unemployment rate in the country.
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