The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper East Region has condemned the attack of some residents of the Navrongo municipality by security details of the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo in Navrongo during a durbar of chiefs and people of the area organised for him during his two-day working visit to the region.
The NDC in a press conference organized at its party regional headquarters in Zuarungu, alleged that the security personnel “unleashed terror on innocent citizens of Navrongo in the Upper East Region who were dissatisfied because of the numerous unfulfilled promises the president made to them prior to the 2016 election and the economic hardship they have had to endure.”
The party said the attack on the youth who were holding placards to remind the government of its unfulfilled promises without any provocation was most unfortunate and regrettable attacks on our democracy as it reminds them of the happenings at the bye-election held early this year at Ayawaso West Wuogon, in the Greater Accra Region.
“The similar attacks at Ayawaso West Wuogon where supposed National Security operatives front lined by the likes of Bryan Acheampong, DSP Azugu, Bright Ernest Akomea aka Double and his cohorts, unleashed ‘All Die Be Die’ venom on innocent Ghanaians.It means there are a number of “double” types that are still in the security agencies yet the government claimed to have passed anti vigilant act”
The party, therefore, called on the president to allow them to enjoy their rights as citizens. ”President, we are tired of your intimidation, enough is enough, we are tired of your military brutality, allow us to enjoy our constitutional mandates, we are citizens of Mother Ghana and not spectators”
Reiterating the protest of the youth who were allegedly beaten, the party said, ”the following promises were made here in Upper East Region by Nana Akufo Addo; construction of 350 new Senior High Schools within the first 18 months in government, one village one dam project and a lot more which are yet to see the light of day.”
The NDC debunked claims made by the president, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo during his encounter with the students of the Bolga Senior High School, that its presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama will cancel the free SHS policy should they win power. it said the NDC will rather better the policy and make it sustainable” Ladies and gentlemen of the press, our president was at it again when he met students and staff of Bolgatanga SHS trying to hoodwink them as usual, that the NDC administration will cancel the Free SHS policy. A policy enshrined in Article 25 of our constitution to be cancelled? That which was made progressively free by the erstwhile NDC administration? The next NDC administration will come to better this constitutional mandate of the free SHS and make it sustainable for all Ghanaian citizens.”
On the fight against smuggling of fertilizer to neighbouring Burkina Faso, the NDC said the president was been cosmetic with the fight as one of the companies (Demeter GH Ltd) whose distribution license was revoked for attempting to smuggle fertilizer outside the country has once again and as usual been cleared by this government to continue smuggling fertilizer. Mr President stop this deception!”.