Social intervention challenge: NPP has brought nothing new, MMT was OSA, LEAP was PAMSCAD-NDC

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the ruling New Patriotic Party cannot take credit for social intervention programmes in the country as they only came to change names of already existing ones.

 The party says interventions such as the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) and the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) initiatives were the Omni Bus Service Authority (OSA) and the Programme of Action to Mitigate the Social Cost of Investment (PAMSCAD) which were renamed by the NPP.

Member of the Communications Team of the NDC, Alhaji Halidu Haruna speaking on an Accra based radio station and monitored by argued that the current NPP government has not done anything extraordinary in terms of introducing social intervention initiatives and cannot therefore arrogate to themselves the bragging rights as the party and government with the track record of introducing sustainable and viable social intervention programmes.

The Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia while addressing the NPP’s Young Executives Forum in the United States of America recently, challenged the opposition NDC to show even one social intervention policy it has been able to introduce and which has alleviated or eased the suffering of Ghanaians.

Various members and supporters of the NDC including former deputy information Minister in the John Mahama era Felix Kwakye Ofosu and former Minister for Communications in the same dispensation Dr. Edward Omane Boamah embraced the challenge and catalogued various policies the NDC introduced as social intervention initiatives.

Felix Kwakye Ofosu berated and lampooned the vice president, describing him as being hollow and shallow in terms of his appreciation and understanding of what a social intervention policy is.

The communications team member, Alhaji Halidu Haruna also came with a list of social policy interventions the NDC introduced and named them as distributing free school uniforms, free sandals and free exercise books.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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