- APC leader promises to give Ghanaians free dialysis treatment
- Hassan Ayariga was acclaimed the flagbearer of the APC on Monday, August 24
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In Ghana, election years are periods where politicians promise heave on earth.
With barely four months to the December 7 polls, people across the political divide are giving various promises.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) appear to lead the pack when it comes to making promises prior to an election.
The latest politician to have joined the bandwagon is the flagbearer for the All Peoples Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga.
Following his election as the leader of the APC on Monday, August 24, Ayariga made some promises to Ghanaians including free dialysis treatment for kidney patients, when given the mandate.
He stated that this intervention will support patients and families who have to pay for expensive treatment.
According to the APC presidential candidate, a lot of Ghanaians are suffering from kidney disease in the country, and the average patient can’t afford the treatment.
He explained the average kidney patient will have to cough out an average of GH¢325 per session for dialysis treatment.
And as a patient needs at least 3 sessions each week, this amount to almost GH¢1,000 per week.
Addressing a gathering after his acclamation, Ayariga said building hospitals alone isn’t enough.
"Building hospitals is not enough, we need to equip them. And we shall continue to give free dialysis to Ghanaians that need it. There will be free delivery and the government will pay for every Ghanaian born in the country.”
He also accused the incumbent government of wasting resources on vehicles and needless things while Ghanaians are hungry.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that fishermen will enjoy a direct supply of premix fuel should the National Democratic Congress (NDC) come into power in 2021.
The flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama made this promise while touring the Oti Region.
He also promised to fix all the challenges that cause the shortage of the premix fuel in Ghana by ensuring the direct supply of the fuel to fishers.
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