Ghana President slams opposition party’s healthcare promise

President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday said the New Patriotic Party’s proposal to provide free healthcare to children under 18 years was in contrast to the National Health Insurance Authority law.

He said such children were already benefitting from the National Health Insurance Scheme from their parents and wondered how the proposal could be useful to them.

President Mahama made this known when he addressed a rally at Wassa-Akropong on the third day of his five-day campaign tour of the Western Region.

The president earlier on addressed rallies at Bogoso, Bawdie, and Nsuaem and is expected to address similar ones at Prestea, Manso and Tarkwa.

President said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would not make promises that would be unredeemable and appealed to the electorate to assess the candidates on merit of workable issues and not on vain promises.

He said the performance of the NDC in the past four years had overwhelmed their political opponents compelling them to make unachievable promises.

The President said all the communities of the region would receive their share of the national cake and urged them to vote massively for the NDC in the December polls for him to continue and complete all the projects initiated by late President John Evans Atta Mills.

President Mahama said communities without second cycle institutions would benefit from the new 200 Senior high Schools to be established in the next four years of the NDC government.

As a way of increasing the number of teachers in the country, President Mahama said government would establish 10 training colleges throughout the country to absorb more students.

President Mahama also announced that two electrical contractors would soon begin work to connect 60 communities in the region.

Kasapreko Kwame Bassanyin IV, Omanhene of Wassa-Akropong appealed to government to upgrade the Police station in the area into a district police headquarters to enable the personnel to fight the rising crime in the mining areas.

He asked the government to work on Wassa- Akropong roads to facilitate the haulage of minerals and food crops to the marketing centres.

Source: GNA

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