General News of Sunday, 26 August 2012
Nana Akufo-Addo, Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has assured the nation of his commitment to manage well the country’s resources to benefit every citizen.
He said though the country was fortunate to be gifted with natural resources that needed to be tapped to improve standard of living of the citizens, they had been mismanaged by the current government bringing much hardship to the people.
“God did not put us on this rich land to be poor but the poor management of the NDC is making us poorer and poorer”, Nana Akufo-Addo said.
Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing party faithful and supporters at Mantse-Agbonaa at James Town in Accra on Saturday, to officially launch the party’s 2012 electioneering campaign.
Prior to that, about 6,000 NPP members flanked by former President John Agyekum Kufuor, former Vice President Aliu Mahama and Nana Akufo Addo, met at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre to launch the NPP’s manifesto.
Nana Akufo-Addo said corruption was rife in this present government and that its officials lacked vision to develop and implement the right policies to help raise the standard of living of the people.
For this reason, he said, NPP was prepared to wrestle power from the hands of the NDC to take Ghanaians to the land of prosperity and progress.
He said the NPP had developed best policies to be implemented when voted into power. The policies he noted would ensure all Ghanaians have a share of the national cake.
Nana Akufo-Addo reiterated his commitment to provide free Senior High School education.
The campaign launch saw the NPP Flagbearer introduce all the NPP parliamentary candidates for the 2012 general elections.
Other NPP gurus, who spoke at the event, were Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Mahamudu Bawumia, running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo and Mr. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, the Chairman of the NPP.