[ 2012-05-27 ]
Andanis and Abudus must unite for development - Nana Akufo Addo
Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential
Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has
appealed for peace and unity in Dagbon in the
Northern Region to promote development.
He therefore called on the Andani and the Abudu
rival Gates to give peace a chance.
“I will like to entreat both families to reconcile
and ensure peace and harmony since it is the only
surest avenue to attractive investment and other
developmental projects to bridge the gap between
the northern and southern parts of the country,”
Nana Akufo-Addo made the appeal when he addressed
a teaming crowd in Tamale as part of his listening
People from all walks of life including, students,
market women, taxi drivers, masons and farmers
were allowed to ask what Nana Akufo-Addo’s led
government would do to improve their livelihood
when voted into power.
The NPP Flag bearer said the NPP would transform
the economy, which would be driven by modern
He said the party would build more dams to support
dry season farming in the north.
Nana Akufo-Addo said under his reign, the nation
would also be transformed into an industrial
manufacturing centre in the whole of West Africa
that would propel the economic engine of the
The Presidential Candidate expressed concern about
the increasing rate of unemployment amongst the
youth, taxes, poverty, high utility bills, near
collapse of vibrant social intervention programmes
initiated by the previous government and
exorbitant school fees.
He accused the Atta Mills Administration of
failing to address the needs of the masses, saying
it had not achieved its campaign promise to make
life worth living for the people.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the NPP with its good track
record had the capacity to transform the economy
so as to make life more comfortable for the
He said the party brought hope to the people in
its eight-year rule, saying the introduction of
the Ghana School Feeding Programme, Capitation
Grant, National Health Insurance Scheme, amongst
other interventions, helped to enhance the
socio-economic lives of the people.
“The National Democratic Congress (NDC) had shown
in its almost four-year rule that it had nothing
good to offer the citizenry and has lost focus as
most of its policies and programmes had aggravated
the hardships confronting the people,” he said.
He said the party would uphold rule of law, good
governance and also ensure effective democratic
dispensation when given the mandate.
Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, the NPP Presidential Running
Mate, said the NDC was managing the economy
“Our economy is declining,” he added.
Source - GNA
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