The maiden edition of Onua TV/Akoma FM Peoples’ Assembly held at the GNAT Hall in Kumasi brought residents from different walks of life to the venue to express how development is faring in their respective vicinities including the cost of living.
Contrary to the general assertion and mantra being chorused by a majority of Ghanaians, the Kumasi residents enumerated series of achievements the NPP government has chalked to make it the best they’ve seen so far.
Hawa Abdallah who is also known as Hajia at the Kumasi Central Market said “things are a bit hard in Ghana. Those of us at the Central market are experienced in it and can tell government what’s happening. We used to go to the market at 6 am and by 12, we would make money. But they ransacked the market and things became difficult because people don’t come to buy. We cried to Nana and Bawumia and they heeded to our cries. They have given us money which is coming in trenches. We are grateful to them.”
I stand for all mothers because the free SHS has helped us. Parents have been relieved of paying school fees. Nana has given us monies to expand our businesses. No government has been able to do this for us before. Mahama did nothing for us. We ask for God’s blessings for Nana Addo and Bawumia,” Afia Sarpong, another trader indicated.
Staying true to the realities of their lives, Ama Pokuaa, another trader stated “we shouldn’t let anyone deceive us that we don’t need the free SHS and it is not good. Other private school are not free so advocating for payment can sent their wards there. Also, the NDC who want to pay too can do it and we’ll take the money. Nana Addo’s government is truthful because even when there is no money, they tell us. The money doesn’t belong to one person and now we are all enjoying some.”