Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has reiterated his and the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) resolve to fight corruption which the ruling NDC has made an acceptable culture in the country since the NPP will not steal from the people of Ghana but will jealously guard the public purse for the improvement of their livelihoods.
According to the 2016 NPP Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, President John Mahama has proven to be comfortable with the deep-rooted corruption in his government and that the only thing President Mahama can boastfully claim credit to is having transformed corruptionover the last 8 years of his leadership.
Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing a mammoth rally in the Western Region where he indicated that, the many cases of corruption that have rocked the government of President Mahama give credence to the fact that the main focus of his administration has been to supervisethe looting of the nation’s resource.
“SADA, the vehicle that was supposed to bring about Northern development has been transformed into a vehicle for corruption. Corruption has been transformed under President Mahama, with headline cases such as Woyome, GYEEDA, Smartty’s scandals, among others. Today, corruption is running at the speed of a Ford Expedition coming from Burkina Faso,” he indicated.
“We are not going there to steal. I came into politics to use my strength and my knowledge to transform the country to help improve lives. The wind blowing is NPP. We need to be watchful, let us go to the polling stations and on the ballot paper look at where the elephant is and place your ballot.”
Nana Addo also indicated that Ghana can no longer be run on the fuel of propaganda, lies and deceit, explaining that the myriad of problems confronting the Ghanaian people is as a result of a clueless government that has no plan on how to return Ghana onto the path of progress and prosperity.
Nana Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that his government, God-willing from 2017, is “coming to change Ghana and bring jobs and wealth to every part of Ghana.”
He told supporters that, his priority as President will be to bring jobs to all Ghanaians, including the large numbers of unemployed youth, adding that, “With proper policies and the right people in charge, who will not steal the money of the poor people of Ghana, we will succeed. I can assure you that I am not coming to steal the monies of Ghanaians. I am coming to work hard to bring relief to all, so there’s wealth and prosperity in every part of Ghana,” he stressed.
Nana Akufo-Addo also opined that his government has plans of uplifting the educational program since Ghana needs a knowledge-basedpopulation, and improve the payment of teacher and nursing training allowances.
He also mentioned that the issue of sanitation, town roads problems will be solved under his government and reiterated that all district in the Western region are going to benefit from one factory one district.
He pointed out that the Western region is going to be made an oil city where the oil services in the region will be improved to uplift the region and bring total transformation to the people.
Nana Akufo-Addo also said, the NPP government which is focused on developing every sector of the country’s economy will ensure that railway connection through Ghana will be improved through all links and that Railway connection in the Western Region are going to be improved.
“Eight years under the NDC, they have never negotiated any division to divide the Western Region. Am saying we will divide it,” he assured the people.
“Zongos in our communities in the country are going to benefit from our Zongo Development Fund,” he said, assuring the people that the establishment of the Zongo Development Fund is not just a political talk but that “It will happen if I am elected into office.”
After having announced a programme of for the rapid industrialization of the Ghanaian economy; ‘1-District-1-Factory’ policy; ‘1-Village-1-Dam’ policy; the diversification of the country’s agriculture; the effective implementation of the Free SHS policy; and the setting up of an Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), where every constituency will receive the cedi equivalent of $1 million a year to tackle developmental issues to the people of the Western Region, Nana Akufo-Addo assured Ghanaians that these policies will be implemented to the latter when he is given the mandate to serve Ghana in the December 7 election.
“These are not election policies. I am not one to make promises I know I cannot keep, all in the hope of getting votes. I have too much love and respect for Ghanaians to make promises which I cannot fulfill. We have though through all these policies very well, and we know it can be done.”
Nana Akufo-Addo averred that the NPP government when voted into office will relocate the GNPC Head office to Takoradi in view improving the work of the organization.
He appealed to the people to give him their votes so as to make all his good plans manifest, “I need your help for this year elections. I have been tested. Please use your strength to push me to the top,” he said.
By Prosper Agbenyega