Ghanaians will go to the polls on December 7, 2020, to elect a new president and parliamentarians.
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Ghana’s two main political parties, the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are preparing to capture the power.
The NDC has former president, John Dramani Mahama, as their flagbearer and Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as its running mate.
The NPP will be led to the battlefield by President Nana Akufo-Addo-Addo and his Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia.
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The two main political parties are making promises to Ghanaians to win their votes.
YEN.com.gh has compiled a list of some of the promises made by both the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress. Both parties are yet to make public their manifestos, which is a public declaration of policy and aims.
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1. Free University Education
The NPP has already rolled out the Free SHS policy since it came into power in 2017.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has also promised to ensure Ghanaian students, especially brilliant ones and the needy, get access to free education in public universities if he gets the nod again on December 7, 2020.
2. 88 districts hospitals
President Nana Akufo-Addo has also announced the construction of hospitals in some 88 districts across the country. He disclosed this in his eighth address to the nation.
3. Oti University
President Nana Akufo-Addo on one of his trips to the Oti region promised to construct a university for the people of the region.
The NPP administration has promised to construct a university in the area in its second term if given the opportunity and mandate.
4. 16 model SHS in Zongo communities
Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, has promised that the next administration of the NPP will build 16 model senior secondary schools in Zongo communities in each of the sixteen regions.
5. Economic and financial stability
President Akufo-Addo has promised his government will continue to ensure the country's economic fundamentals are strong and resilient.
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The NDC as an opposition party has made more promises than the incumbent NPP, as expected.
1. John Mahama has promised to reimburse all customers of the collapsed financial institutions whose monies are locked-up in full.
2. John Mahama has assured Ghanaians he will reduce the size of government by at least forty (40) ministers.
3. Provide free Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) from the second cycle to Tertiary level to build the human resource base of the nation for industrial development, entrepreneurship and job creation.
4. Punish corruption and end the practice of nepotism.
5. Mr. Mahama said he will provide districts without hospitals with fully-equipped modern health facilities.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of multiple health facilities in the Greater Accra Region.
The project which will be worth €145,220,00.00 will be funded by a loan from Standard Chartered Bank.
The projects are a Maternity/Gynaecological Centre, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Centre, at the Korle Teaching Hosptial, and the reconstruction of the La General Hospital.
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Source: Yen Newspaper