General News of Sunday, 4 September 2016
The flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2016 general election, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo has assured the electorate that he is committed to fulfilling all his campaign promises if elected as president.
Nana Akufo-Addo who is staging his term bid for the presidency says he has a competent team ready to deliver on all his campaign promises.
According to him, although Ghana is endowed with enormous human and natural resources, the country is virtually on its knees begging for huge loans because of lack of competent leaders like him to harness the nation’s resources for the benefit of the citizenry.
The NPP flagbearer has been under intense criticism in the last couple of weeks after announcing some key policies he intends to pursue if given the nod in the upcoming elections to lead the country.
Among the key policy proposals are “one village, one dam,” “one district, one factory,” and the restoration of trainee teachers and nurses allowances.
But addressing hundreds of NPP supporters in the Nadowli-Kaleo constituency of the Upper West region, Nana Akufo-Addo challenged his critics who are skeptical about his ability to implement the said promises to give him the opportunity.
“You have heard about our policies to transform the living conditions of our people. I am still committed to those policies such as reviving the National Health Insurance, ensuring a robust agric sector, establishing one factory in ever district of this country to address our development needs,” the NPP flagbearer reiterated
He added, “There are a lot of competent people in the NPP. There is no need lying to the presidency if we don’t have the expertise to transform this country”.
Nana Akufo-Addo decried the rate of youth unemployment in the country which he said is becoming a major security threat.
The NPP presidential hopeful and his running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia are on a 4-day campaign tour of Upper West region with some stalwarts of the party such as Mampong MP Addai Nimo, former presidential aspirant Alan Kyerematen, National women’s organiser Otiko Affisa Djaba, Deputy minority leader in Parliament Dominic Nitiwul and spokesperson for Nana Akufo-Addo, Mustapha Hamid to drum home their “change” agenda.