The 2016 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that the NPP will provide a first-class government.
According to a statement from the party, Nana Akufo-Addo, who paid a courtesy call on the Sefwi Omanhene, Okatekyie Kwasi Bumakama II, interacted with residents of Boako, a town in the constituency, with the assurance that an NPP government, under his leadership, would turn around Ghana’s dwindling fortunes within a short period of time.
Nana Akufo-Addo revealed that the NPP had fashioned a lot of policies and programmes, some of which were already in the public domain, and some which would be made known soon to rapidly develop the country.
He stressed that the only way to bring these policies into fruition, and return Ghana onto the path of progress and prosperity, would be on December 7, when Ghanaians vote out the incompetent and corrupt government of President Mahama.
Unavailability of jobs
“The unavailability of jobs and the rising levels of hardship can only be alleviated by the use of our thumbs. We have to vote and bring change to Ghana. I am appealing to you to repose your confidence in me and the elephant. Give me the opportunity to serve you, so we can implement policies which will create jobs, and bring wealth to all Ghanaians,” Nana Addo stated.
With the majority of residents of Boako engaged in cocoa farming, Nana Akufo-Addo noted that the imprints of the work President Kufuor did in the cocoa sector was still there for all to see. Under the Mahama government, however, all the gains chalked up by President Kufuor, which resulted in the raising of the standard of living of cocoa farmers, had been eroded.
“Under Mahama, the cocoa sector is in decline. When, God-willing, you give me the opportunity, the good work President Kufuor did for the growth of the cocoa sector is one I am also going to emulate,” he assured.
On the National Health Insurance Scheme, which he described as “one of the most important pieces of social legislation in the history of our country and on the continent”, the NPP flag bearer said the programme had collapsed under the watch of President Mahama.
Affordable health care
He assured residents of Boako that “I am coming into office to revitalise it, so the poor and vulnerable in our society can gain access to quality, affordable health care.”