The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged Ghanaians to usher in change by voting out the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says considering the way President John Mahama has mismanaged the Ghanaian economy, a second term will achieve nothing worthwhile.
Citing rising unemployment among Ghanaian youth, skyrocketing prices of commodities in the market, and general hardship in the economy, he said: “Mahama would be unable to do the work if we are to give him 100 years.”
The NPP leader made these remarks when he addressed chiefs and people of Ada in the Greater Accra Region during a campaign tour ahead of the December polls.
Political activities ahead of the presidential and parliamentary election have picked up especially on the part of the two largest political parties namely the NPP and the NDC.
The NDC launched its manifesto a week ago making it one among the only two political parties to do so. The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) outdoored its manifesto before choosing its Vice Presidential Candidate.
With 74 days to the polls, the NPP is yet to make known its manifesto. Acting NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, told Joy News the manifesto would be launched on October 8.
Many political pundits have found this worrying, considering the NPP has been accusing the NDC of plagiarizing its ideas. They believe a party that is accusing another of stealing its policies should have launched its working document five clear months to the election.
Even though the party’s manifesto is yet to be made public, the NPP flagbearer has been campaigning on issues functionaries of the party have said form part of the NPP’s manifesto for the election.
Nana Akufo-Addo has said he would set up the Coastal Development Authority to undertake development projects in coastal communities. Regions to benefit from the Authority include Greater Accra with Ada as one of the areas to benefit, Central, Volta, and Western Region.
The NPP leader believes poverty has taken a toll on Ghanaians and he urged residents of Ada to vote for him for his ideas to be implemented.
The NDC, he said, “don’t have a policy; they don’t have ideas to help us so we have to choose a government that will bring in effective policies that will create jobs and give us money.”
Touching on the resources of Ghana, Mr Akufo-Addo said Ghanaians are going hungry despite the rich deposit of resources in the land.
“Things that needed to be done have not been done that is why we are going hungry,” he explained.
He said he would effectively manage the resources of Ghana to create jobs both in the agriculture and industrial sectors, undertake social infrastructure and ease out the burden of parents by implementing the free senior high school policy.
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Austin Brakopowers |