You are here: HomeNewsPolitics2007 09 27Article 131416

Politics of Thursday, 27 September 2007

Source: -THE SUN

Quaye Stakes Claim To NPP Slot

Baptist preacher Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye whose stewardship as High Commissioner to India and Minister for Energy and later on Communications opened giant economic doors for Ghana, has appealed to the NPP delegates to believe in the beauty of his dream, by staking their confidence in his focused ability to catapult the nation to economic independence.

Efficient-to-a fault Prof. Oquaye, a political scientist and lawyer says his concept and commitment to turning the national economy on its axis in the positive direction, is a non-negotiable resolve, and would therefore need the support of all to build on remarkable gains made so far under President J.A Kufuor.

“With dedicated support and hard work where the mass of the workforce of both adult and young intelligentsia would apply the sweat of their brows and substance of their spines, Ghana should be like a switch turned on in the dark at the end of my tenure”, the Professor told THE SUN’S SPOTLIGHT TEAM in an interview in Accra last week.

Prof. Oquaye waded into Asian waters and revealed how deeply he had been involved as an apprentice, learning the various models of development. The former Minister inferred that he has been finely-chiseled over the period of apprenticeship by the twin elements of determination and efficiency, to swing the economic pendulum and not just turn the wheel around because, that has already been achieved under President Kufuor.

He revealed his extreme passion for agriculture and food production where school children particularly would be entitled to an egg a day, while the mass of the adult population would no longer have to compete with animals for grains for food. He also revealed how he has stored up lots of ideas and experiences in several spheres in readiness for the job and hoped he would be given the nod in all humility to serve the nation.

Prof. Oquaye finally assured the nation and the delegates of his devotion to duty and commitment to the cause of Ghana.