It is that time of our political lives again when we have to tolerate politicians buzzing about continuously on what they can do for us. New year, new promises; and there have been several of them floating about already. take a look at the 4 biggest promises made by politicians so far... all for your vote!
A factory for each district? Why not?
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his government will establish a factory in all 216 districts of Ghana. This promise is only the tip of the industrialisation ‘iceberg’ the NPP has planned to transform the Ghanaian economy. However, the Progressive People's Party (PPP) has come out to say that the ‘1 district, 1 factory’ idea is their initiative.
No more higher-than-rent electricity bills
President John Dramani Mahama has promised Ghanaians that they will heave a sigh of relief when the current electricity tariff is soon adjusted. He made this promise to scores of NDC party faithful when he recently visited Madina, a suburb of Accra as part of his “Accounting to the people” tour of the Greater Accra Region.
Corrupt presidents can rest assured!
The Presidential candidate of the All People’s Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga has promised that “no African leader will appear before the international criminal court” if he becomes President of Ghana. Ayariga believes ‘the Hague’ is skewed against Africans in their posture and treatment of cases brought before them.
Millions and millions of jobs for people to ‘chop waa waa’
President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated his pledge to create more jobs for the teeming number of unemployed Ghanaians should he be given a second term to govern the country. According to him, he has spent his first term fixing the macroeconomic fundamentals of the country.