Politics of Friday, 1 July 2016
Presidential Candidate for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says he is not aspiring to be the president of Ghana to amass wealth for himself or take bribes.
“I didn’t come into politics to steal the tax payer’s money nor take bribes. I came to contribute my quota towards the development of Ghana. I love Ghana, I want to see this country developed and succeed in all endeavours” Nana Addo noted.
He made this known when he visited the Suhum, New Juaben South, Akuapem North and South Constituency respectively in the Eastern region as part of a five day campaign tour.
According to him, almost every President since the introduction of the Fourth Republic has a legacy to show to the people of Ghana but President John Mahama has none.
Nana Addo indicated that, former President Rawlings can be credited with the decentralization concept that gave birth to the District Assemblies while President Kuffour can be credited with NHIS, the School feeding program, among others but the only legacy that can be associated with President John Mahama is corruption, ‘Dumsor’ and high cost of living.
‘The present condition of the Ghanaian economy demands a leader who has vision, foresight and has the ‘will do’ spirit but not a leader who doesn’t believe everything is possible under the sun. I come with the ‘Will Do’ Spirit and I am committed to changing the fortunes of the Ghanaian economy. We have done it before and we will do it again. Please give me and the NPP a chance to put Ghana back on track’ Nana Addo appealed.
The NPP Presidential candidate asked Ghanaians to ignore the NDC ‘deceit, propaganda and opposition’ to his vision to establish one factory in each district.
He said the ‘One District One Factory’ will be a reality if he is given the mandate to lead Ghana.
At Jato in the Suhum Constituency, Nana Addo promised to give the community a processing plant for brewing alcohol.
The Jato community is one of the major producers of local liquor popularly known as ‘Akpeteshie’ or ‘Ogoglo’ but the distillers do not have a modern and mechanized technology to produce in commercial quantities.