New gov’t backed to fulfill promises
The Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah has said despite the high expectations for the incoming government, he is upbeat they have what it takes to deliver on promises.
According to Dr Assibey-Yeboah, people expect to see some immediate turnaround in their fortunes that naturally will translate into some form of pressure on government to deliver.
“That in itself is not a bad thing because if you are under pressure and the expectations are high, then you know the margin for error is small. In order to meet these expectations, you begin by putting together a very competent team; you assemble a team that knows from day one they have to hit the ground running.
There are things that can be done on January 7. For instance you can say immediately I have restored teacher trainee allowances fully and nurses trainee allowances; those things can be done the same day that he is sworn in. And there are things that can only be captured in the next budget which will be read in March,” he told B&FT
On whether the NPP’s campaign promises were too extravagant, Dr. Assibey-Yeboah noted that Ghanaians voted for them because they believe in the party and are hopeful the promises can be fulfilled.
In his victory speech last Friday, Nana Akufo-Addo, a former Foreign Minister, acknowledged the pressure to deliver for impatient voters.
"I make this solemn pledge to you tonight: I will not let you down. I will do all in my power to live up to your hopes and expectations," he said.