General News of Sunday, 19 June 2016
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to transform Ghana by creating jobs if he comes to power.
According to him, Ghana is currently poverty-ridden and that image must change before its peers.
“Ghana, a country once described as the Gold Coast, is poverty-ridden. It is bad governance that makes us poor. We can put in place policies to create jobs, and bring relief to farmers, traders and business owners,” Nana Addo said during his tour of the Central region.
He urged the Central region to have faith in the ability of Ghana to provide the needs of its citizens, adding that “good times can come to Ghana, and good times will come to Ghana.”
Nana Akufo-Addo assured the people of the Central region that he is coming to do a job for all Ghanaians, in every part of the country, stressing that under President Kufuor’s administration, no part of the country was neglected, and his government will not discriminate either.
Pointing to the alleged discrimination in the mass cocoa spraying exercise and the partisan nature of the distribution of cocoa seedlings under the Mahama government, the NPP flagbearer was therefore not surprised that Ghana could barely achieve an output of 700,000 metric tonnes of cocoa, whereas Cote d’Ivoire bagged 1.5 million metric tonnes in the same 2014/2015 crop season.
I’m not into politics of deception
“I am into politics to use the knowledge and God has given me to help transform the fortunes of our country. I want you to give me a try this year. Trust me, and I assure you that I will not disappoint you” Nana Addo reiterated his appeal.
The NPP flagbearer noted that he is not into the politics of deception, as the NPP has proven time and over to possess the policies and programmes needed to move this country forward.
He, therefore, appealed for the support of the Central region in this year’s elections, further assuring that his government will reduce electricity and utility tariffs, restore the teacher training and nursing allowances and also implement the Free SHS policy to cover all students, both day and boarding.