- Former President John Mahama has argued that not every politician lies to Ghanaians
- He added that only the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lies to Ghanaians
- According to him, most of the promises made by the party before the 2016 elections are yet to be fulfilled
Former President John Mahama has called on Ghanaians to debunk the notion that every politician lies to them.
Addressing National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates in Gushegu, as part of his Northern Regional campaign tour, he stated that the NDC always tells Ghanaians the truth.
According to him, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has a penchant for constantly lying to Ghanaians.
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“If because you want to win power you make lofty promises, what you do is to shake the confidence of the people in democratic governance.
So today you hear people say I won't even vote again because politicians don't tell the truth," he said.
He went on to say that “the NPP, in 2016, promised to provide every district with a factory, provide every village with a dam, provide 1 million dollars to every constituency and provide jobs to the teeming unemployed youth, among many other lofty promises.”
However, he went on, for almost two years after assuming office, they are yet to fulfil them, while Ghanaians face hardships on a daily basis.
John Mahama went on to say that that unlike the NPP, the NDC only promises what it can do.
He then mentioned fulfilled promises such as the Eastern Corridor road which has now been abandoned by the government, building hospitals and CHPS compounds and expanding educational infrastructure like the E-Block Community Day Schools, among many others.
He noted that building social and economic infrastructure such as the NDC did, is the surest way to transform any economy and promised to continue when the party wins power in the 2020 election.
Mahama also promised to work hard to reduce the high cost of living, and provide jobs for the people when elected.
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