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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Akufo-Addo promises new Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo on campaign tour. Nana Akufo-Addo on campaign tour.

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said there will be a new Ghana under his government if he gets the nod to become president in the 7 December election.

“I am promising you that within 18 months of a new government of the NPP, under my leadership, the face of our country, Ghana, is going to change. We are going to get out of stagnation and backwardness, and move our country onto the path of progress and prosperity. We can do it. We, the Ghanaian people, have the capacity to change the circumstances of our lives,” he said at a rally at the Jubilee Park in Tamale in the Northern regional capacity.

This new Ghana, according to Nana Akufo-Addo, will be “a Ghana with opportunities for all, and where everybody is taken care of”, explaining: “We will have a society that is caring and compassionate and expresses solidarity. Nobody is going to be left behind. We are all going to march together, hands linked together, to that great future that beckons us, here in Ghana.”

Nana Akufo-Addo assured the electorate he would implement his policies and campaign promises to the latter and improve the standard of living of the Ghanaian.

The ‘new Ghana’, under an Akufo-Addo-led NPP government, the NPP flag bearer indicated would be one that will not discriminate against any tribe, ethnic or religious grouping in the country.

Nana Akufo-Addo condemned, again the politics of tribalism and ethnicity being waged continuously by President John Mahama in his campaign in the North, with two weeks to the conduct of the December 7 elections.

He stated that all of his adult life has been spent fighting for the progress of the Ghanaian people, without recourse to ethnicity, colour or tribe.

“I fought Acheampong’s Union Government. Acheampong was an Ashanti, but it didn’t make any difference to me. I thought the Union Government was a bad idea and I opposed it. I opposed PNDC under Rawlings, who is Ewe, because I thought military government is not good for Ghana. I am tribally blind, I am colour blind. It is Ghana which is my interest,” he added.