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 Region.
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.