Mr Yaw Mort, Upper East Regional Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned in totality the move by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to distribute free laptops in tertiary institutions in the country.
He indicated that the laptops which were mostly distributed to NDC members of the Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN) in the Region, was a desperate move by the NDC to woo voters to its side.
“Whereas some government departments which are the productive sectors of the economy are not being resourced well to deliver, the NDC can afford to give out laptops just to win students' votes”, he noted.
He said even though he was not in any way against the use of laptops by students, the timing of the donation was totally wrong, and besides the most important sectors of the economy which had been neglected for far too long should have been given attention.
Mr Mort noted that the NDC's campaigns in the dying moments towards election 2012 had rather opened them to scrutiny by members of the public adding that it gave the electorate the best opportunity to make the best of choices on election day.
He said the NPP would continue to deal in truth with the voting and non-voting public and honour its promises as it did in its two four-year terms in office.
The Regional Organizer said Nana Addo’s free SHS policy would be all-inclusive where no Ghanaian child would be discriminated against, “unlike what the NDC was currently doing with its laptop distribution solely to its TEIN members and party supporters.
He said just as the NPP promised to implement the National Health Insurance Scheme, the National Youth Employment Programme, the Capitation Grant for basic schools, the Livelihood Empowerment Project and the School Feeding Programme, among others, and did implement them accordingly, “the NDC on the contrary failed to implement a single national programme in the last four years even though it claimed to be a social democratic party”.
Mr Mort indicated that the NDC had failed Ghanaians including its members and called on President John Mahama to step aside and watch the NPP led by Nana Akufo-Addo who was a key part of the Kufour administration, to deliver skilled and achievable policies and programmes for the benefit of all Ghanaians.
He said Nana Addo believed Ghana belonged to all Ghanaians and would not discriminate in serving the people, adding that Nana Addo would pursue prudent economic and social programmes including education, trade, health, agriculture and most importantly the implementation of the Zongo Fund to improve the living conditions of people living in slums and Zongo communities.