Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has said the future of Ghana is bright under President Nana Akufo-Addo, calling on Ghanaians to rally behind him.
Addressing a mammoth rally on Sunday at the Kumasi Jubilee Park, the vice president took a jab at former president John Mahama, describing his administration as “incompetent.”
“They were in government for eight years all the money they got from gold, oil, diamond, all of it, what became of it,” he asked the cheering crowd.
“They couldn’t pay teacher training allowance, they couldn’t pay nursing training allowance, they couldn’t pay school feeding programme, they couldn’t pay contractors.”
He said the NPP had restored the cancelled training allowance and had in addition, reduce and abolished taxes.
“Since NPP assumed office, less than one hundred days in office, first budget of Nana Akufo-Addo, teacher training allowance has been restored. Nursing training allowance has been restored. Kayayei tax has been abolished, he said
He continued: “VAT tax on real estate has been abolished, tax on spare parts has abolished, VAT on financial services has been abolished, domestic airline VAT has been removed.
“All these show NPP has the competent team to manage the economy. And you can see the difference between competence and incompetence that we have replaced.”
He told the crowd that what the Akufo-Addo administration has achieved so far is just the beginning. “When we move down the road, you see real change.”
“Zongo Development Fund has been established. One-district one-factory is coming into force, the one-dam one-village is coming into force. The National ID is coming into force, the National Address Scheme is coming into force, Financial inclusion is coming into force. The economy is going to grow and grow and grow and you will have jobs and jobs. This is the record of Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP,” he said to thunderous cheers from the crowd.
“And so my brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen the future is bright. The future is bright under Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP.