Politics of Wednesday, 22 June 2016
The National Youth Coordinator of the Progressive People’s Party, Mr. Divine Nkrumah, has described President Mahama’s Government as the most feckless and irresponsible regime to ever manage the affairs of Ghana.
He attributed the worsening economic condition to government’s mismanagement of the economy and its lack of understanding of the situation in order to institute appropriate policies to solve the problem.
He maintained that Government’s shallow managerial expertise and lack of foresight has plunged the country into the abyss of hopelessness. According to him, only Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has the appropriate solution to rescue Ghana from the mess created by Government, and therefore called on Ghanaians to vote massively for him.
Mr. Nkrumah made this statement at the party’s National Youth conference held on the 18th of June 2016 at Peki, in the Volta region.
The conference which was under the theme “Winning election 2016, through youth participation” was aimed at sensitizing and empowering the Youth in PPP to engage in the vigorous campaign for the party to win election 2016.
Speaking further, Mr. Nkrumah explained that, under the current NDC Government corruption has become a norm, and made reference to the $100, 000 Ford expedition car gift as a clear case of corruption. He said President Mahama lacks the political will to fight corruption and that explains why corruption is thriving under his administration.
He posited that “Let us place Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, President Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo on the same continuum. All 3 aspiring Presidential candidates have been members of Parliament and Ministers of State but Dr. Nduom was the only one who was unanimously accepted and elected by the people as an Assembly Member which gives him a better appreciation of the need for grassroots democracy and development.
Dr. Nduom has done more in the private sector on his own to create jobs and promote made-in-Ghana goods and services in a practical manner better than any of them. If what Ghana needs are solutions to the economic, private sector and energy challenges, he is better qualified by education and experience than what either Mahama or Nana Akufo-Addo combined can deliver.
He has made a personal commitment against corruption by making public his income tax returns and asset declarations. He is committed to using the best talent that Ghana has to ensure rapid development. Ghana would obviously be a better place in terms of offering employment opportunities under the Progressive Peoples Party; under a “Demonstrable, Incorruptible and Experienced leader”, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom”.
He, therefore, urged the youth to vote him out and give the mantle to PPP for good governance.
The conference featured National officers, Regional youth organizers, Zonal Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) coordinators, Constituency youth organizers, representatives from each PYM, democracy, and development advocates among others.
Addressing the conference, Director of the policy of the Progressive People’s Party, Kofi Siaw Asamoah called on the youth to embark on a rip-snorting campaign to ensure that the party wins the November 2016 general elections to save Ghanaians from the current economic hardship.
He reiterated PPP’s commitment to giving Ghanaians quality education, good health care, and incorruptible leadership. He appealed to Ghanaians to use the 2016 general elections to test the PPP.