Barely four months from now, Ghanaians will go to the polls to elect a president and their Members of Parliament (MPs), to run the affairs of the country for the next four years.
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Ghana’s democracy has been stable since 1992, thus a change of government has become a routine in the Fourth Republic.
Like many elections, the 2020 election comes with a lot of excitement and a general heightened tempo in the environment.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s election campaign has taken a different format for obvious reasons.
In the build-up to an election in Ghana, electorates are bombarded with the usual campaign promises some of which border on the extreme and absurd.
YEN.com.gh takes a look at three critical promises made by the running mate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang.
1. No witches camps will be allowed under the next NDC government
Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has promised to phase out witches camps in the next NDC government.
She made this known when she was speaking to inmates of the Gambaga Witches Camp in the North East region.
According to the educationist, the existence of witch camps in the country is a dent on the image of the country and will be one of the first things the next NDC government will abolish.
2. NDC will pay teachers, nurses more
The NDC manifesto will contain policies to address the needs of teachers and nurses, this is what Prof.Opoku-Agyemang said while campaigning in the north.
She says teachers and nurses will see a drastic increase in their remuneration when the NDC wins power.
She says the NDC manifesto will do more for the teaching and nursing professions.
3. Increase maternity leave from three to four months
She says the NDC will increase maternity leave in Ghana from three to four months in their yet to be launched manifesto.
According to Prof. Opoku-Agyemang, lactating mothers will be given permission to work half their usual time until their wards are 9-month old.
YEN.com.gh also earlier reported that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government says it has initiated over 17,000 infrastructure projects since 2017 when it came into office.
Speaking at a Town Hall Meeting in Accra on Tuesday, August 18, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia noted that the Akufo-Addo led administration has completed 8,746 of these infrastructure projects and 8,588 ongoing.
He also stated that the government ensured value for money in all these projects.
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