The Eastern Regional Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. David Prah has taken a swipe at the Former President and the Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr. John Dramani Mahama describing him as not only the most Incompetent President Ghana has witnessed but also a pathological liar.
This is in response to the litany of accusations by the former President Mr. John Dramani Mahama against the incorruptible President, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
During his recent Facebook Address to the Nation, the Flagbearer of the NDC accused the NPP Government of abandoning hospitals that were started by his previous government across the country. This accusations against the Government did not go down well with the ruling New Patriotic Party’s Spokesperson in the Eastern Region hence his reaction.
Speaking to the Media in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital, Mr. David Prah stated it took Nana Addo Dankwa led NPP Government to restore macroeconomic stability, Reduce the rate of government borrowing, reduce interest rates to spur private sector investment, move the economy from taxation to production, enact and establish a Fiscal Responsibility Law and Stability Council, abolish several nuisance taxes brought by Mahama led NDC Government such Special Import Levy, 17.5% VAT on imported medicines not produced in the country, 17.5% VAT on Financial Services, 5% VAT on Real Estate Sales,17.5% VAT on domestic airline tickets, reduce VAT for micro and small enterprises from 17.5% to 3% Flat Rate, give tax incentives to young entrepreneurs to encourage them to initiate start-ups and indicated that the Nana Akufo led NPP Government has made it easier for Ghanaians to acquire driving licenses, passports, register businesses, process pension payments and clear goods at the Ports.
He added that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s Government has also ended Dumsor, restored Trainee Teachers and Nurses allowance, restored allowances paid to Arabic/Islamic instructors under the national volunteer service programme, Restored book and research allowances for lecturers, abolished the payment of utility bills by students in tertiary institutions, increased Students Loan and Implemented the “Free SHS” Policy universally that has brought a lot of relieves to parents.
Mr. David Prah stated that the President H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has secured funding for the construction of the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua and is committed to construct six (6) additional Regional Hospitals for the 6 new Regions created by H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo led NPP Government.
He mentioned that as part of the Government’s vision of boosting the Country’s Health Infrastructure, Parliament has recently approved for the Construction and equipping of a new 330-Bed Maternity Block at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), construction of the Tema, Nkoranza, and Dormaa Hospitals, Construction of the Central Medical Stores and ancillary facilities, Rehabilitation and equipping of La General Hospital, construction and equipping of the Shama District Hospital, Construction of Twelve (12) Polyclinics in Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra and Ahafo Regions, construction of a Urology and Nephrology Centre of Excellence at the Korle Bu Teaching.
Mr. David Prah indicated that the H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo during his nationwide broadcast as part of measures to fight coronavirus announced a massive investment in the sector by constructing Eighty-Eight (88) District Hospitals (100 beds capacity) will be built in the 88 districts that have none.
He added that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo led NPP Government since coming to power has employed more than 64,000 health workers including Nurses who were abandoned by Mr. Mahama for not less that three to four years.
The President also announced the construction of Three (3) Infectious Disease Control Centers will be built in the 3 zonal areas in the country, thus the Northern, Middle-belt and Coastal zones, Mr. David Prah posited.
We have drones delivering medical supplies in much convenient and faster pace. Three hundred and seven (307) highly sophisticated-modern ambulances have been procured and distributed across the country. These drones and ambulances are helping in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Prah stated that as part of the NPP Government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Program (IPEP) a number of community clinics are under construction throughout the country coupled with the supply of beds and other facilities to underserved hospitals.
He mentioned that the wife of the former President, Mrs Lordina Mahama as a 1st Lady shared headpan for Kayayies to carry loads as compared to the current 1st Lady H. E. Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo donating ambulances to hospitals, constructed an Untra-Modern Maternity Unit in Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and 41-bed Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Korle-Bu for the benefit of the entire Ghanaian population.
Mr. David Prah blamed the NDC Flagbearer Mr John Mahama and his party for not completing works on all hospitals and other infrastructural projects started by the erstwhile Kufuor NPP Government such as 37 Military Hospital phase 2, expansion of Tetteh Quashie Hospital, affordable housing projects, expansion works of Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, renovation of Effia Nkwanta Hospital etc.
He stated that the Mr. Mahama should be the last person to talk about projects abandonment since his (Mr. Mahama’s) previous NDC government from 2009 to 2016 has been the worst in the history of Ghana and was the period when most Ghanaians witnessed economic hardships coupled with Create, Loot and Share corrupt activities and the collapse of the country’s Health Insurance System which Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as a caring President has come to clear the outstanding bills the NHIA owes and it’s working again.
The outspoken spokesman for the NPP in the Eastern Region is therefore calling on Mr. Mahama to spare Ghanaians with his rhetorics if he has nothing beneficial to say.