General News of Friday, 20 July 2012
The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the performance of President Mills as "weak", leading to the widespread hardships that the Ghanaian people are facing under his watch.
The NPP leader was addressing scores of people in Shama on Thursday, when he took his 'hope restoration' tour to the Western Region.
"President Mills has turned his back on the people, failing to fulfill all the promises he made to them" Nana Addo said.
Nana Akufo-Addo said instead of focusing on improving the welfare of the people, President Mills and his NDC government have been busy enriching themselves.
He questioned how President Mills can continue to say he cares for the people when he has lost touch with their concerns.
"He promised to reduce the prices of fuel, electricity, water, and foodstuffs but under his watch the prices of all these have gone up drastically" Nana Addo said, attracting a loud applause from the crowd.
Nana Akufo-Addo said if God willing the NPP comes back to power, urgent attention will be paid to expanding and modernizing the Ghanaian economy to allow more jobs to be created for the young men and women.
Addressing the concerns of the fisherfolk, Nana Akufo-Addo said "the NPP will bring back the Ministry of Fisheries to help solve the many problems our fishermen face."
He said it came as a surprise to him when President Mills scrapped that ministry, after stating that he comes from the coast and therefore cares for fishermen.
The price of pre mix fuel, outboard motors and other fishing inputs, according to the NPP flagbearer, have gone up drastically, putting an unbearable strain on fishermen.
"NPP will get closer to you to help solve your problems and make life comfortable for you and your families," Nana told them.
He also reiterated his commitment to providing free senior high school education for all.
He continued his tour on Friday with a visit to the Mpohor Wassa constituency.**