Some students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra say the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) does not deserve a 72% score for its achievements within the last three years.
In an interview with UPSANEWSROOM.com’s Audrey Ofosuapea Tuesday, the students said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo rather deserves a score of “60% or below.”
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia had justified the government’s 72% score at a Townhall Meeting held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi on February 11, 2020.
The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank listed over 300 campaign promises made in 2016 which he said had been fulfilled by the government.
But there are others the government is yet to accomplish, Dr Bawumia conceded.
Speaking to UPSANEWSROOM.com on the matter, a majority of the students interviewed were unimpressed with the government’s performance.
“It is less because they promised every village was going to have a dam but we haven’t seen anything so I am going to give them 20%,” a female student who identified herself as Grace said.
Another female student named Rosemary completely disputed the government’s figure.
“It is a lie they’ve not accomplished anything – even the Free SHS came with so many problems,” she said.
A male student by name Lenus awarded the government a 60% score. “I will rate them 60% because they have been able to do some, including the Free senior high school,” he said.
Another male student who identified himself as Isaiah went for a “30% or 42%” score for the government’s achievement.
“For me, I think they haven’t yet completed the 72% they are talking about. I think they deserve 30 or 42 %,” Isaiah
However, one male student by name Nana Kwame said the government deserves more than it awarded itself.
“I will rate them 73% because they’ve been able to accomplish most of their manifesto promises,” he said, citing the implementation of the Free senior high school, the one-village-one-dam policy among others.
Listen to the interviews below: