Ardent member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has subtly taken a dig at former President John Mahama indicating he will soon implement some policies he had intended to implement but lost power to the NPP in the 2016 election.
Subtly jabbing the former President and his government, Mr. Otchere-Darko stated that an old video in which the, then Minister of State in-charge of Public Private Partnerships, Rashid Pelpuo, was heard saying that employed teachers and nurses could resort to picking and selling stones as a form of employment, gives a sneak peek into the 2020 manifesto of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). The said policies, he said will be included youth in grass cutting and women in stone picking
“A little peak inside the 2020 NDC manifesto and some of the mistakes that JM has learnt and wishes to correct if elected, like implementing policies his Govt suggested but never had the chance to implement. Some of these policies Ghanaians should look forward to include: Youth in Grass Cutting; Women in Stone Picking. Three trips of stones a day from the bush solves all your unemployment problems,” he reacted to the video of the former Minister.
To Gabby,re-electing the former President into power will be a great loss to the nation.
Dr Rashid Pelpuo, then Minister in the erstwhile government of John Mahama suggested unemployed nurses and teachers who were demanding posting at the time and had been denied due to a ban on government employment could engage in stone picking or cutting grass for sale to prospective buyers.
At the time, his suggestions angered many unemployed nurses and teachers who unanimously condemned his suggestion.
Paa Kweku Eshun|Talkafrica