The national communications officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi outlined top 10 Social Interventions of NDC government.
According to Sammy Gaymfi, on the issue of the NDC’s record in the area of Social Interventions, it appears that persons from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) need free education on the meaning of social interventions.
Simply put, he said, a Social intervention is an action which involves the deliberate intervention of a public or private organization in the social affairs of a people to deliver social benefits and/or develop human capital.
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In this regard, Sammy Gaymfi touts NDC’s Social Interventions as he believes it is worthy of note that:
“1. It was the NDC that introduced GETFund- a public trust set up to provide financial support for Ghanaian students and to undertake infrastructure developments in all levels of education in the country. GETFUND remains the most far-reaching and impactful social intervention in the education sector.”
“2. The NDC has given more water to Ghanaians than any government in the history of the 4th Republic.”
“3. The NDC has extended electricity to more Ghanaians than any government in history. Indeed, the NDC introduced the National Electrification Program (NEP) and the rural Electrification programs. The two (2) programs have given Ghana almost 86% electricity coverage, which is amongst the highest in Africa.”
“4. The NDC has given more Ghanaians access to University Education than any Government in history. Apart from University of Ghana, Legon, University of Cape Coast, and KNUST established by Nkrumah, the NDC established almost all the other Public Universities we have in Ghana. The NDC has also built more Secondary Schools that any government under the 4th Republic.”
“5. The NDC began the telecom and IT Revolution in this country by deregulating and converting P&T to Ghana Telecom and allowing private sector participation in the sector. In fact, it was the NDC that established the regulatory entity, National Communications Authority.”
“6. It was the NDC that introduced the free cocoa fertilizer, free cocoa seedlings and the cocoa premium programs to support cocoa farmers.”
“7. It was the NDC that introduced the free school uniforms program to support basic school children.”
“8. It was the NDC that introduced the free sandals program for basic school children.”
“9. It was the NDC that introduced the free laptops program for basic and secondary schools students.”
“10. It was the NDC that introduced the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTESS) to support needy students who opt for mathematics and science based programmes at both secondary and tertiary levels.”
“Even the National Health Insurance Scheme (not the Mutual health insurance schemes introduced by Kuffuor) was introduced by the NDC. Check when the NHIS Act was passed.”
“I can go on and on….. Don’t be a victim of the lies of the NPP.” He said.