The National Democratic Congress in the Volta region has described the manifesto of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), which was recently launched in Accra as “empty”.
The manifesto christened, ‘Change, an agenda for jobs. Creating prosperity and equal opportunity for all,’ according to the NDC, was nothing but a hollow set of rhetorics, which has no glimpse of hope for the people of the Volta region and Ghanaians in general.
Mr. John Kwadwo Gyapong, Volta regional chairman of the NDC told a press conference in Ho on Tuesday that, there was nothing of great importance in the NPP manifesto, which gives the people of the Volta region any hope to merit their votes in the December elections.
“In as much as we cannot say that the entire Volta region has been fully developed under the Better Ghana agenda of the NDC, we have seen nothing of great significance in the NPP’s manifesto that gives great hope to the sons and daughters of this great region of ours,” Mr. Gyapong stated.
He also discredited the promise by the NPP to construct a habour at Keta should they win power in 2017, saying “the NDC government has already shown a greater commitment in that direction,” hence the construction of sea defense walls in some communities to pave way for the Keta habour project as per the recommendations of a feasibility study.
The NDC regional chief therefore urged Voltarians to continue to have faith in the NDC and President Mahama to deliver more development to the region, noting “we are more than confident that the good works began should not be truncated with the change of the current leadership of the country.”
Present at the press conference were some functional executives of the NDC in the region, the regional campaign coordinator, Mr. Kofi Attoh, former transport minister, Dzifa Attivor, as well as some party supporters.
Mr. Kofi Attoh, the 2016 NDC regional campaign coordinator hinted of frequent media interactions to propagate the NDC’s message as the campaign gears up towards December 7 polls.