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    Ghanaians are now beggars – Samira Bawumia

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    Hajia Samira Bawumia, wife of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia vice presidential candidate of New Patriotic Party has claimed that majority of Ghanaians have now become beggars because of economic hardships brought on them by President Mahama led NDC administration.

    Samira Bawumia who expressed worry over the current economic conditions in the country which she said has made a lot of people complaining emphasised on the need for Ghanaians to change the governing National Democratic Congress so that the country would move forward.

    “Everybody has become a beggar in Ghana under the leadership of John Mahama. When your children are going to school you have to go and beg for money for them. When your child is sick you have to go and beg for money before you can send him or her to the hospital. Why?  Are we going forward or backward?”she stated.

    Addressing the Muslim community and some traders in Tema community 1,Hajia Samira Bawumia, questioned why the NDC is asking for another term in office since they have failed Ghanaians.

    ” The NDC have been in government for 8 years and they couldn’t perform to the satisfaction of Ghanaians, but they are again asking for  another term in office. If they couldn’t deliver on their on their promises to Ghanaians in 8 years is it 4 years that they would be able to deliver on those promises ? she quizzed.

    She accused the Mahama led administration of mismanaging the economy leading to the collapse of most of the social intervention programmes which were introduced by the erstwhile NPP administration led by President John Agyekum Kufuor.

    She noted that under the NDC  administration  National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS), which benefited mostly the poor in society have  collapsed, despite the huge resources at the disposal of the Mahama administration.

    She underscored the need for Ghanaians to  attach seriousness to the December 7 polls saying it would determine the future of this country.

    “This year’s elections should be a serious matter for all and contribute our quota by changing NDC so do not continue to suffer,” she said.

    She said even though she is not among those contesting in the upcoming general elections, she had decided to join in campaigning for NPP so the party would come to power and salvage the country from total collapse.

    Hajia Samira Bawumia praised Nana Akufo-Addo for his  selflessness and love for the country,  saying Nana Akufo -Addo did not accept allowances meant for ministers and also did not stay in government bungalow for 8 years when he served as a minister in Kufuor’s government.

    She indicated that the country had gotten to a state where it needed a selfless and incorruptible person like Nana Akufo -Addo to govern it, and turn the economy around in order to bring relief to the suffering masses.

    She reminded the Ghanaians  about the programme and plans of the next NPP government led by Nana Akufo -Addo including the Zongo Development Fund,  one-District -one Factory as well as 1 million dollars seed fund to be allocated to each constituency.

    She appealed to the Muslim community to vote massively for Nana Akufo- Addo in the upcoming general elections saying NPP is the only party that cares about Muslims.

    She stated that the NPP would utilize the proposed Zongo Development Fund being to transform the Zongos, adding that the party would also introduced Arabic as an examinable subject in the Senior High School curriculum.

    The Member of Parliament for Tema East constituency Hon. Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover urged Ghanaians to repose confidence in Nana Akufo -Addo to deliver on his promises.

    He also called on his constituents to renew his mandate to enable him continue with the developmental projects he has initiated in his first term.

    Story By :Michael Creg Afful

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