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I Stand for New and Bold Solutions – Dr Bawumia

Dr. Bawumia said having never been President of Ghana before and considering his acclaimed impact as Vice President, a vote for him, he stressed, is a vote for bold solutions, while a vote for his main opponent is a vote for old solutions.

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has made a compelling case for his election as the next President of Ghana.

Addressing a large crowd in Kwahu Mpraeso on Saturday, March 30, 2024, after a special Easter health walk, Dr. Bawumia said, having never been President of Ghana before and considering his acclaimed impact as Vice President, a vote for him, he stressed, is a vote for bold solutions, while a vote for his main opponent is a vote for old solutions.

“Somebody has been President before and the question is: what did he do as President to address the problems of the country? He had no solutions and we all saw how he performed, leading to his exit from office. And now he says Ghanaians should bring him back?,” Dr. Bawumia asked.

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“I have not been President before. I have only been a vice president and as vice president, I can point to a number of generational issues I have helped to resolve. By the grace of God, if you give me the opportunity, I will do more as President and resolve many issues.”

“A vote for me is a vote for bold solutions. And a vote for my opponent is a vote for old solutions.”

“I am coming with new ideas and bold solutions to move our country forward,” said the Vice President.

“As I have said, I am coming with a new tax system which will bring a flat tax rate and also grant tax amnesty to businesses and individuals,” he said.

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“The future is technology and the youth of this country are important to drive what we want to do in technological advancement. That is why I have said we will train about 1 million young Ghanaians in coding and software applications under my Presidency.”

“I am also revising the National Service Scheme. It will no longer be compulsory. Once you are out of school and you can get a job straightway, you don’t have to undertake national service. I want to make it very simple for all.”

Dr. Bawumia also reiterated his Ghanacard to passport policy. He explained that with all biometric details required for passport application already on the Ghanacard, there should be no need for a Ghanaian passport applicant to go through another process to obtain information already captured by the Ghanacard database.

“Once you have a Ghanacard, all you need to do is to pay for the passport application  fee online and your passport will be processed and delivered to you without going through another biometric verification process.”

On comparative records between the NPP and NDC, Dr. Bawumia said the data shows that the NDC comes nowhere near the NPP in many sectors.

He listed the NPP’s superior record in education, economic indicators, construction of hospitals, tourism, sports infrastructure, digitalisation and many more.

The NPP Flagbearer urged the rank and file of the party, to come together and work very hard to win the 2024 presidential election, as well as parliamentary majority.

In another development, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned an ultra-modern police station in Asakraka, in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region.

The police station, beautifully built with bricks, is a departure from the usual block designs of various police stations in the country.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Bawumia, who is also the Chairman of the Police Council, said the brick architecture, is a new model being adopted by the Police Service, and he commended the Service, led by the IGP, for the innovation.

“The brick-model police station, which is a departure from the cement and block type of police stations, is a novelty, which the police service, led by the IGP, Dr. Akuffo Dampare ought to be commended for,” Dr. Bawumia said.

“So far, we have completed two of such ultra-modern police stations and interestingly, all are in Kwahu here. I’m looking forward to commissioning more of such ultra-modern Police stations in other parts of the country.”

The Vice President noted that the commissioning of the police station will be of immense benefit to Asakraka and its environs, as it will improve law and order.

The Vice President acknowledged the good works of the Police Service in protecting lives and property, and urged the public to support and cooperate with them.

“As Chairman of the Police Council, the Police Service has not taken for granted, the peace of this country. This is because of the commitment of the Government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in retooling the police service through the provision of modern equipment.”

“I want to commend the IGP and his team for the good works they are doing to sustain the security of the country through many initiatives,” he said.

The IGP, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, expressed delight at the commissioning and also thanked Dr. Bawumia for his support to him as IGP and the Police Service.

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