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General News of Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Akufo-Addo’s factory policy only a wish - IMANI boss

Founding President of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe, has described the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s campaign message to put up factories in every district in the country as a wish.

According to him, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the NPP flagbearer, must do Ghanaians a favour and explain practical measures he intends to take to put up factories across the country if he wins the Presidential race in November.

Franklin Cudjoe was speaking Monday on Adom FM’s current affairs programme, Burning Issues hosted by Afia Pokua.

Mr Cudjoe was analyzing promises by the various candidates of political parties ahead of this year’s general elections.

The IMANI boss questioned Nana Akufo-Addo's announcement during a campaign tour of the Central region last Sunday, June 19, of a one district one factory policy.

“What Nana Addo has said remains a wish, it’s now important for him to tell us how he will carry out such project” he stated.

“Nana Akufo-Addo must be guided by history and promises by past leaders” Franklin Cudjoe warned.

He stressed that “Akufo-Addo’s promise remains a wish because National Democratic Congress (NDC) is currently struggling to fulfill its promise to construct 200 SHS, as of July 2015 they had only constructed only one school.”

Franklin Cudjoe says he had wished that Akufo-Addo would propose a comprehensive energy plan to end the current power crisis which has collapsed industries.

He has therefore admonished that the candidates of political parties make promises that are feasible, relevant and well-thought out.