Fiifi Kwetey Reveals Source Of Funding For “Freebies” Captured In 2020 Manifesto

Spokesperson on finance for the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) 2020 Manifesto, Hon. Fifi Kwetey says the party has the financial means to fund all the freebies outlined in the manifesto.

The opposition party, in its 143 page document, titled ‘The People’s Manifesto’, the NDC pledged at least 18 free items across all sectors.

There was mention of free primary healthcare, free tertiary education to persons with a disability, and free seedlings for cocoa farmers under agriculture.

The NDC also promised to add private secondary schools to the Free Senior High School policy introduced by the Akufo-Addo government, absorbed 50% of tertiary school fees, agenda one million jobs in first term, among others..

Interestingly, the Ketu South Member of Parliament speaking to JoyNews, indicated that Ghanaians under the next NDC government will not be made to bear the cost of all the free initiatives captured in their manifesto through taxes.

He revealed that the NDC government will devote portions of the oil resources to address the most pressing needs of Ghanaians when voted back to power.

“We already have opportunities to levy for facilities without necessarily burdening the citizens”.

He also opined that the NDC’s new objective for the nation is based on its past performance; arguing that the efficiency of a Mahama-led administration cannot be questioned.

He further argued that the Mahama-led administration delivered more promises with very little resources when it was in power than the current Akufo-Addo-led administration in power.

“We have a track record of being able to deliver a lot with even relatively smaller resources,” he stated.

Source: Peacefmonline


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