Business News of Monday, 15 August 2016
The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to set up a Coastal Development Authority if he wins the December 7 polls.
Addressing NPP supporters on Sunday, at the campaign launch of the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the Sekondi constituency, Andrew Egyapa Mercer, the former Attorney General said said the Coastal Development Authority will help fisherfolk along coastal belt of the country.
“The fishing communities along the coast have been abandoned by the society, though they have a significant contribution to make to the development of Ghana”.
Akufo-Addo added “like the Northern Development Authority, one central feature of the NPP’s 2016 manifesto will be the establishment of a Coastal Development Authority to allow for the rapid development of the constituencies, and the improvement of the living conditions of Ghanaians resident along the coastline”.
Akufo-Addo has also stated that the government of President Mahama, over the last eight years, has proven itself to be incompetent at finding solutions to the myriad of problems confronting Ghanaians.
“President Mahama has no solutions to the problems of our country. He is an impediment to the progress of our nation.
“We cannot continue to seek the progress of Ghana with him in office… Ghanaians have become too miserable under Mahama. We are on a rich land, and yet we are drenched in hunger, poverty and suffering. This is not right,” he said.