Ablekuma West MP Ursula Owusu has described all President Mahama’s achievements so far in office as a ‘job well done in mediocrity’.
According to myjoyonline.com, moments before the President delivered his State of the Nation Address, a voice laden with criticism from the opposition party said key highlights of the President’s first term are based on the initiative of the former NPP administration.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful confirmed this on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Thursday. She said that Mahama’s major projects including public transport company, Metro Mass Transit, Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), NHIS, Capitation Grant were all social intervention policies formulated by President John Kufuor’s ‘far-sighted visionary government’.
The MP explained the NHIS has collapsed. Ursula Owusu butressed this point by saying that the revelations of fraud uncovered at NHIS is evidence of a mismanaged scheme.
But hours later, President John Mahama during his State of the Nation Address contradicted this view by stating that usage of the health insurance scheme in 2015 was at about 11.2million – an “undeniable” statement of confidence in the NHIS.
While still acknowledging infrastructural development under John Mahama, Ursula Owusu emphasized that building roads, schools and hospitals are basic items on every government’s to-do lists.
If you talk about mediocrity, then they have done very, very well in that respect but if you talk about delivering development then there are huge question marks”.
Popping champagne over the building of roads is a celebration of mediocrity,” she suggested.
According to Ursula Owusu, government has failed to address the utmost concerns of Ghanaian youth – employment.
The Ablekuma West MP pointed out that there is a “sense of despair” among jobless youth which threatens the stability of the nation.
People have literally thrown up their hands in despair….You don’t know where the explosion is going to occur”, she said.