A leading communicator of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, Wallace Ababio, has said that one of the biggest youth policies former President Mahama implemented was the importation of tricycles, popularly called Aboboyaa.
The NDC communicator made the shocking claim on Kumawood TV during a panel discussion on which party, between NPP and NDC, had implemented better policies for the youth.
As his NPP opponent made reference to his party’s youth interventions such as NABCO, Planting for Food and Jobs, Free SHS, among others, the NDC communicator stunned viewers and even the host with his ‘Aboboyaa’ remarks.
“Do you know aboboyaa, the tricycle?” Wallace Ababio asked the host, who responded “yes”.
He continued: “Do you know those who drive aboboyaa? Have you ever seen an old man driving aboboyaa before? It is the youth who always drive them. It is one of the best youth policies which Mills and Mahama brought.”
Biggest youth policy?
The host, who was visibly surprised by the claim, told him the importation of aboboyaa was not a policy but somebody’s business initiative, an assertion the NDC communicator rejected, insisting it was a big youth policy by Mills and Mahama.
The surprised host then asked him whether it was good for the government of Mills and Mahama to import ‘aboboyaa’ for unemployed youth in the country, instead of putting in place a more sustainable policy for them to secure their future.
In spite of the hosts’ probing into his shocking claim, the NDC communicator was adamant and insisted that the ‘abobooya’ intervention remains one of the biggest youth policies in Ghana.