General News of Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Source: Kwabena Danso-dapaah
An aide to the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP); Mr. Andy Owusu has fired a shot at former President, John Dramani Mahama over the latter’s promise to build health facilities in every district in order to create more job opportunities for unemployed nurses when re-elected as President.
“How could he promise these trainees jobs after completion, when he in all insensitivity did not support their education? What kind of jobs would he offer them, if I may know?”, he quizzed
The former president in a recent campaign tour in the Northern Region revealed that the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government with him as President will dialogue with the nurses about the best way forward in getting jobs.
“I find it laughable and see it as a move out of desperation by Ex-President Mahama to deceitfully promise these trainees jobs after school. Now he is in opposition, so he may find huge monies to pay these trainees, but, could never find any to pay a mere allowance to support our friends in this noble professional training. His records as a President are parallel to what he is promising now”, Mr. Andy Owusu told newsman in Kumasi.
“Again, I wish Mr. Mahama know that the Akufo Addo led government has employed a number of nurses he could not employ during his unfortunate stay in power. He must equally be updated that, plans are underway to employ a lot of these nurses. So, it would be best he finds a message because his records are known and on that, nobody can trust him” he added.
“It is also important that, Mr. Mahama and the few who may deceitfully fall for his desperate promises know that President Akufo Addo cares and has a strategic plan to get you all employed. The President has demonstrated that, by restoring your allowances in full and employing over 16,000 nurses within his 20 months in power, an unprecedented number Mahama could only dream he employed under his entire period in power”
“I will like to advise the former president to protect the little dignity he has left by not talk on this subject matter because his insensitivity towards these trainees has left his credibility tattered on this issue”, Mr. Andy Owusu, Aide to Mr. Bernard Antwi Bosiako, said.