Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA
Sekondi, Aug. 16, GNA – The Presidential
Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo
Addo, has noted that fisher folks in the country are living in misery because
the ruling government had neglected them.
He, therefore, promised to establish a
Coastal Development Authority to champion their welfare when given the nod to
govern this country in the December 7 polls.
He said unlike the National Democratic
Congress (NDC) government, which has failed to deliver on its mandate, he would
redeem his promises because he respects the people of Ghana.
He asked the electorate to have confidence
in him, saying: “Please, am knocking at your door for the third time, open me
and I will deliver on my promises.”
Nana Addo said this in Sekondi, when the NPP
parliamentary candidate for Sekondi, Mr Andrew Egyapa Mercer launched his
campaign for this year’s elections.
The event coincided with the wrapping-up of
Nana Addo’s five-day campaign tour of some constituencies in the Western
Some of the constituencies he visited
included Bia West and East, Juaboso, Sefwi-Bodi, Akontombra, Aowin,
Sefwi-Wiawso, Wassa Amenfi East and Tarkwa-Nsuaem.
The NPP flag bearer stated that the ruling
government under President John Dramani Mahama has no solution to the country’s
economic hardships and asked the electorate to use the power of their thumbs,
to change the destiny of this country come December 7.
He indicated that the Mahama-led
Administration has been an impediment to the progress of the people, and stated
that rejecting the ruling NDC government in the December polls, is the only
solution for changing the fortunes of the country for the better.
He expressed dissatisfaction that the
country has huge natural and human resources that could propel it into the era
of economic industrialisation, but eight years of mismanagement and widespread
corruption by the ruling NDC government has plunged Ghanaians into abject
poverty and deprivation.
The NPP flag bearer reiterated his
commitment to fulfill the one-district, one-factory agenda that would serve as
a platform for job creation and process most of the local raw materials into
finished products for export.
He cited Alasane Quattara of La Cote
d’Ivoire who took over a stagnant economy at the time that country was emerging
from civil war.
He said within a short period of time, he
had transformed his country’s economic fortunes and currently La Cote d’Ivoire
is being regarded as the preferred destination for most investors on the
African continent due to sound economic policies.
Some of the dignitaries in Nana Addo’s
entourage included Mr Kwodwo Alan Kyeremanten, former Trade and Industry
Minister, Mr Peter Mac Manu, the Campaign Manager for the party, Madam Otiko
Efisah Gyaba, the National Women’s Organiser, as well as some parliamentary
candidates in the southern sector of the Region.