General News of Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said that he would make Ghana a better place when voted into power in the December polls.
He said the situation where majority of Ghanaians continued to wallow in abject poverty even though Ghana abounds with rich natural resources, was unacceptable.
Nana Akufo-Addo therefore appealed to the electorate to vote massively for the NPP to take over from the ruling Nation Democratic Congress (NDC).
The NPP presidential candidate was addressing a rally at Nsawam on Thursday as part of his campaign tour of the Eastern Region.
The tour took him to constituencies such as Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Nkawkaw, Kade, and Swedru where he introduced the parliamentary candidates who were elected after the creation of the new constituencies to the party's supporters.
He was accompanied on the tour by Mr. Abu Jinapor, member of the campaign team, Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Akyem Oda, Mr. Felix Owusu Agyepong, former MP for Akyem Swedru, some MPs and regional executives of the party.
Addressing the crowd at the Nsawam Post Office Park, Nana Akufo-Addo, told the people that he came to announce his readiness and determination to work hard to recapture power in 2012 from the NDC to implement his free Senior High School policy.
He appealed to them to vote for the NPP in December to continue the good works of former President John Agyekum Kufour.
Nana Akufo Addo said the NDC government had been insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians and appealed to them not to make a mistake by retaining it in power.
Nana Akufo-Addo also reiterated his commitment to ensure free and quality secondary education at all levels and urged the people not to listen to those saying he could not do it.
He said the NPP government led by the former President Kufour introduced a lot of social interventions such as the National Health Insurance, Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme, Livelihood against Poverty and many others.
Nana Akufo Addo said the NDC government had failed to fulfill all the campaign promises it made to the electorate in 2008, including the one-term health insurance premium and urged the electorate not to make a mistake to renew the mandate of the party.
The parliamentary candidate for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Mr Frank Annor Dompreh, said it was during the NPP's term in government that the area experienced massive development including the construction of town roads, and appealed to the people to come out in their numbers and vote massively for the party.