Attorney Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, has criticised Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for his ‘vague’ pledges to Ghanaians in spite of the country’s present difficulties.
The attorney charged the vice president with demeaning Ghanaians with his actions during an interview on TV3’s “The Big Issue” on Monday, June 12, 2023.
He said that the vice president came to Ghana to make the much more expensive promise of replacing textbooks, which the country’s public schools are already having trouble with, with computers.
The National Identification Cards (Ghana Cards), for which thousands of Ghanaians have applied, have not yet been distributed, he said, but Bawumia has pledged that they would be given to newborns.
Dr. Bawumia does not regard Ghanaians with any respect. We now need to request that he give us serious consideration. After implementing the new curriculum, this administration battled for three years or more just to print textbooks. In a really amusing way, he gets back into the debate and claims that I’m going to offer computers to every kid when we suddenly find ourselves without enough textbooks.
When you inquire about the laptop’s funding, he is unable to provide an answer. Even if we haven’t finished dealing with this issue, he suddenly appears with another lighthearted promise to accomplish what?
“Today in Ghana, you cannot find a person between the ages of one and practically fourteen. What therefore should be your first focus if you have a vice president who is making good decisions? he enquired.
Children get names at the time of birth… The children of Bawumia will thus be listed on the Ghana Card. He cried out, “Ehi!”
Vice President’s comments
According to a statement made by Dr. Bawumia, commencing in July 2023, various hospitals will begin issuing Ghana Cards numbers to newborns.
The Birth and Deaths Registry’s issues with bogus birth certificates, red tape, and corruption have been resolved. What we did was digitalize the Birth and Death Registry’s procedures and connect their system to the Ghana Health Service and the NIA.
“I’m pleased to inform that the integration of the databases of the NIA, GHS, and the Birth and Deaths Registry is complete. I have not yet made this announcement in Ghana. Thus, starting from the next month, when a kid is born in Ghana, we would issue the Ghana Card number at birth, he said at the New Patriotic Party’s International Women’s Conference on Saturday, June 10, 2023 in the United Kingdom.