Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has been advised to consult a thesaurus for the meaning of “social intervention”.
The advice came from minority leader in parliament, Haruna Iddrisu as a response to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s claim that the National Democratic Congress did not introduce any social intervention programme in its eight-year rule.
Mr Iddrisu, addressing delegates at his party’s ongoing national delegates congress, cited quality education and reduced child mortality under president Mahama as some but a few social interventions by his party.
Mr Iddrisu said for the Vice President to comment that there was no single “social intervention” programme under the NDC’s 8-year rule shows he was ignorant of what constitutes social intervention.
“Those of you here can google Wikipedia and check the meaning of the social intervention. Ghana under John Mahama was awarded for his massive contributions as far as social interventions are concerned. Maybe Bawumia must go to the thesaurus and look for what social intervention really is,” he said.
Dr Bawumia had recently challenged the NDC to point to any social interventions it introduced in the Mills/Mahama eight-year tenure.
Dr Bawumia had argued that the NPP administration had done more by way of social interventions in its two-year rule than the NDC had done in eight years.
But Mr Haruna posits that he made the comments from the position of ignorance.
Haruna Idrisu also appealed to his party’s leadership to protect and preserve the seats of female parliamentarians when the party goes for primaries to select parliamentary candidates.