Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, has once again taken a swipe at Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia over his promise to implement a new national scheme.
The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2024 elections, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, announced on Wednesday that when he is voted into office, national service will no longer be mandatory.
He said “To help our youth get jobs, I believe it is time to rethink the concept of our current National Service Scheme.
“My government will propose that those who after completion of their education can secure jobs would be exempted from National Service.
“National Service will no longer be mandatory and students will have the option to decide whether to do National Service. This will also encourage companies to go to campuses for recruitment annually.”
Dr Apaak had already slammed the candidate, describing his policy as unpatriotic and an agenda that would breed corruption.
He has reiterated his position, stressing that if the second gentleman of the land had done his national service, he would not have proposed to make it optional.
To him, the Vice President lacks an understanding of the concept behind the national service scheme.
He has therefore challenged him to show proof that he did his service as required by the law for every graduate in the country.
He also maintained that Dr Bawumia does not appreciate the objectives of the service, and if he did, he would not have taken the position he took.
“Did DMB do National Service? I don’t know, do you? If he did National Service, I doubt he would have made the unpatriotic proposal to make it optional. What is clear to me is that he doesn’t understand the concept of National Service, and neither does he appreciate the objectives of the National Service Programme. I suspect DMB didn’t do National Service. Prove me wrong.”