Adwoa Safo challenges NDC to provide analysis of one-time NHIS policy


Photo Reporting: Adwoa SafoAdwoa Safo challenges NDC to provide analysis of one-time NHIS policy

05 September 2012

Parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party in the Dome /Kwabenya constituency, Lawyer Sarah Adwoa Safo has challenged the NDC government, to come out with an actuarial analysis for the implementation of the One-Time premium payment policy for the NHIS, rather than unnecessarily resorting to mudslinging the well cut out and designed free SHS policy which is to be implemented by the New Patriotic Party if it assumes the mantle of leadership come next January.   


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Adwoa Safo who spoke in an interview after delivering the NPP’s policy for the youth at the formal launch of the party’s manifesto intimated that, NDC has no well cut out and designed agenda for the youth and all that they sort to do is just to do “trial and error” engagements without any measurable perspective.

She challenged the NDC to point at one thing that it is providing meaning to the teeming youth upon assuming power barely four years ago, as the ordinary Ghanaian youth are living in despair with no apparent hope realizing their dreams.

The procurement lawyer noted that there is a deliberate attempt by the NDC to always try to pooh-pooh any policy initiative the NPP brings on board noting, the NDC wanted to scuttle the NHIA policy when it was first introduced by the NPP government.

“Is it not strange that a party which did not believe in the implementation of a policy could however turn out to make it their flagship policy for their 2008 manifesto to implement a one-time premium for the NHIS?” Adwoa Safo quizzed.

“Today four years into their administration, they have failed to even provide an actuarial analysis of how the one-time premium policy of the NHIA policy is to be implemented yet they are out again opening fire against yet another policy that will lift the suffering of Ghanaians from the quagmire and provide them with meaningful life. Where are the 1.6 million phantom jobs they claim they have created, ask them to show us where those jobs are. Ask them to give us the statistical analysis of those jobs, she quizzed? Today the doubting Thomasses have surfaced again to denigrate a policy of Free SHS education which is to be implemented by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, Flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party,” Adwoa added.

Adwoa Safo told journalists that Nana Addo’s vision is to build a society of opportunities where the youth agenda will be the focus; implementing specific policies to restore hope to them. She intimated that one of the immediate measures that the NPP will take is to harmonize and consolidate the aational youth fund and provide a legal framework for it; that is by passing the NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMNT AUTHORITY LAW.

She also pointed that the NPP will coordinate scattered skills development across the regions and districts where an assessment of individual’s skills will be made and specific programs designed to make life more meaningful for each individual.

She said the National Youth Development Authority when in force, will combine the National Youth Employment Program and the National Youth Entrepreneurship where youth policy and skill training programs will be given much attention and the needed energies will be exerted on how funding will be procured to implement the desired outcomes.

The National Youth Employment Program will be directly linked to the transformational agenda in order to get the youth to develop more interest in public sector, agriculture and construction and also due incentives will be provided to the private sector and promote youth internships and total development to the youth.




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