Our health policy is that of a Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Quality, affordable health care is the foundation for citizens to lead productive and fulfilling lives and to have a strong economy.
PPP government will ensure people have access to the health care they need without suffering any financial challenges to build a strong human capital for our national development and economic growth.
Our UHC policy will increase spending on preventable health care to a minimum of 1% of GDP. We will improve the NHIS towards eliminating out-of-pocket spending by patients and their families.
Recognizing the importance of emergency health care and the inadequate facilities in the sub-sector, the PPP government will introduce a zero percent (0%) import duty on all imported ambulances for public, private, commercial and philanthropic purposes.
Prevention is Better than Cure:
Post COVID-19, the PPP will not only ensure a cleaner environment free from preventable diseases like malaria, cholera and guinea worm, but remain red alert to arrest any pandemic that might show up ever again in Ghana. We believe that just like countries in the Americas, Europe and elsewhere became malaria free, so can Ghana with the right leadership from the
We will ensure emergency care throughout the country to save lives. Our focus will be in the area of prevention where education is the key. Ghana is 63 years after independence, but we still suffer severely from the grip of preventable diseases.
Preventable diseases rob our nation of an energetic workforce. This is not acceptable, and the PPP policy will address it.
In fighting this menace, there is need to consider some other areas pivotal to the
success of our agenda; paramount among them is the need to solve the problem of water supply to ensure clean water for every household and investment into public houses in order to do away with the slums. Public Health Nursing and “Town Council” functions will be back on the local government development agenda as we go for comprehensive decentralization.
We are aware that these will require huge investments that we must make if we want to permanently eradicate preventable diseases. As we have always said, transformation needs great minds and insightful leadership and the PPP insists that new policy initiatives like this one requires dynamic leaders who are capable of managing the challenges this transformational policy change will present.
Political leadership have been unable to use aggressive approaches in handling the menace – the last country-wide spraying exercise for instance was in the 1960s. To reverse this trend, an aggressive and
uncompromising attitude, a strong will and a decisive character is required to eradicate such preventable diseases as malaria and cholera from our country. Effective leadership with a sense of urgency in addressing issues that directly impact on human survival; and adequate education on preventable diseases and how they can be prevented are essential ingredients missing so far in the Fourth Republic. PPP is here to change that trend when the electorate change their choices at the December 7 polls.
We will promote the establishment of Care Homes across the country for the very aged for a dignified care and free up relatives to go to school, work and contribute to the economy.
Education and Sports
The PPP will provide Quality Education for Every Ghanaian Child. We will standardize school facilities from kindergarten to Senior High, with libraries, toilets, classrooms, kitchen, housing for teachers, playground, etc.: and implement a Free and Compulsory education in public schools from
Kindergarten to Senior High including a
comprehensive ICT training programme.
We will deploy an “Education Police” to enforce the compulsory aspect of our policy. An integral part of this objective is to significantly increase vocational and technical training so that all school leavers
gain employable skills.
The National Identification System will be utilised to determine all the school going children, provide the corresponding infrastructure and to ensure full compliance.
When this is done, we will guarantee that the minimum qualification of any Ghanaian; boy, girl or disabled or not will have a Senior High School Certificate in just two decades.
The Basic Education Certificate Examination, which hitherto has been employed by previous governments to deny a significant number of our citizen the opportunity of senior high and tertiary
education will be abolished completely. Transition from JHS 3 to SHS 1 will be as seamless as class 6 to JHS1 because the standard of the public-school campus will be from KG1 to SHS 3.
This education policy vision includes a comprehensive sports programme to instil discipline and promote better health. The comprehensive sports programme will ensure that with government support, we begin to develop future world and Olympic champions. Our performances at successive Olympic Games have not been fitting of the country’s stature. We will upgrade current Sports Stadia to world class standards.
The PPP policy recognizes the need to expand educational facilities and to enable every child’s demand for access to be met. The PPP policy will ensure that a “Free Senior High School Education” is a right to
all children and does not perpetuate the privilege reality of today where only those who “manage” to pass the BECE examination and secure a place advance to the High School level.
Ours is the policy that is comprehensive and consistent with standards set by countries that have overcome underdevelopment and poverty in the world. When we put back compulsory in education in Ghana, we will set our children on a sure path to success in life.
To ensure success in our overall education policy, we will invest in the building of complete school compounds across the country including housing for teachers and the upgrading of teacher training
institutions. Science, Technology, English, Math and Arts will be at the heart of our policy. With this, no child living with or without disability, poor or rich, male or female would be left behind.
It is said that “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”. Education is a better driver of a nation’s economy than gold, diamond, bauxite, oil, gas and such other natural resources. Without it, our natural resources become huge burdens on all citizens. The PPP is determined to give priority to the implementation of our policy in national budgets. We will fund the free, compulsory, continuous education vision through government revenue primarily by reducing waste, checking corruption and
effectively and efficiently managing national resources.
We believe that the framers of our 1992 Constitution shared our belief that the goal of ensuring an educated and knowledgeable people is not negotiable. It is for this reason that Chapter Six of the Constitution – Directive Principles of State Policy makes
clear the policy to be implemented by government in the area of education. This is also reinforced by Articles (14) and (25) under the Fundamental Human Rights in Chapter 5. Both the NPP and the NDC have cleverly avoided a conversation on compulsory education for all and therefore have not paid any serious attention to get every single child in schools until senior high school.
We need to make education from kindergarten, not just primary school to the end of senior high school free and COMPULSORY: meaning that parents will sleep easy knowing that if their child leaves school to go to the beach or play football, they will be found by the education police and brought back to class.
Energy for Industrialisation and Rapid Development
The PPP will provide Energy for Industrialisation and Rapid Development. We will implement solutions with a sense of urgency to meet the needs of industry and domestic users and make Ghana a net exporter of power with utmost efficiency.
To enable us achieve this objective, we will provide tax incentives to enable development of alternative sources of fuel and power – bio fuels and solar.
We aim to ensure that the contribution from renewable sources of energy reaches in a decade, a minimum of 20% of what we need.
We will harness our natural resources (particularly oil, gas, bio-gas wind and solar) to ensure maximum benefit and prosperity for all Ghanaians.
Bringing the Economy Back Home
Our economic policy will revolve around agriculture, technology and the use of state purchasing power to make the most out of hosting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in our nation’s capital, Accra.
The PPP will use government’s purchasing power to ensure that we eat what we grow and use what we produce in Ghana. We will improve Ghana’s business climate to enable investment in job creation so that our people will stay at home to help develop the country and its economy.
We will be relentless in providing support to Ghanaian industry to grow through AfCFTA and our farmers and fishermen through low interest loans, technical assistance, tax incentives and priority access to the Ghanaian market.
To accelerate job creation nationally, an inter-region highway will be built with the same high quality throughout the country to open up the country for investment and development. By this, we mean the
continuation and construction of dual carriage national highways or motorways that connect all the regional capitals of Ghana. Examples of such roads are the complete dualization of the national roads
from Aflao to Elubo, Tema to Bawku, Accra to Kumasi-Techiman -Tamale, Tamale to Bolgatanga, Bolgatanga to Wa via Tumu and Elubo to Wa via Bibiani and Goaso.
In the same way, the PPP values the contribution railways can make to national development. We will implement with a sense of urgency plans to extend railways to the four corners of the country to facilitate the movement of goods and people within the country.
Affirmative Action for Women
In our affirmative action programme, we will be building skills, providing training and working diligently to guarantee seats and positions to make it possible to break male domination in the legislature, executive and judiciary, as well as the media and entrepreneurship within one generation.
Our compulsory education policy for all of our children from kindergarten to senior high school will ensure that our girls receive a complete and decent education just as the boys. Education as a great equalizer should provide equal opportunity in life for our women as well. This programme will solve
all the inequalities against women, guarantee the education of the girl-child, prevent teenage pregnancy and lead to women empowerment and emancipation.
We shall promote proportional representation to ensure gender balance in all spheres of Ghanaian society. The PPP has actively encouraged women to become presidential and parliamentary candidates.
Affirmative action in politics cannot be done only by reducing nomination fees. We will put into place the Women’s Enterprise Development Agency to train, encourage and promote the growth and
development of women entrepreneurs in the country. This will include technical assistance, low interest loans and the setting aside of portions of government contracts to enterprises founded and managed by women. This would be accessible to all Ghanaian women.
The PPP will ensure the passage of the Affirmative Action and Property Rights of Spouses Bills within six months of assuming office if they are not passed before January 7, 2021.