General News of Monday, 15 August 2016
Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says President Jon Mahama has, over the past eight years, proven to be incompetent at finding solutions to the myriad of problems confronting Ghanaians.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, against a backdrop of an economy in tatters, declining growth in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, coupled with the inability of Ghanaian youth to find jobs, rising cost of living, widespread and rampant corruption, and a collapsed NHIS, Ghanaians must show President Mahama the exit on December 7.
“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.” Nana Akufo-Addo made this known on Sunday when he addressed thousands of NPP supporters and sympathisers as well as residents of Sekondi at the campaign launch of the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the Sekondi Constituency, Andrew Egyapa Mercer.
“We are asking for power from Ghanaians not because we want to lord it over them, or to steal the monies of poor Ghanaians. No! We seek power to enable us to serve the people, and implement policies and programmes that will bring development, progress and prosperity to all Ghanaians,” he said To this end, the NPP flagbearer reiterated his pledge towards the industrial development of Ghana, when he wins this year’s elections, stating that “this is the next phase of the development of Ghana.”
He noted that an Akufo-Addo government will be coming into office “to help establish industries in this country so as to create jobs for our youth.
These industries will also include the establishment of an aluminum industry from our bauxite deposits, an iron and steel industry from our iron ore deposits at Oppon Manso, amongst others.”