By Kwabia Owusu-Mensah GNA
Kumasi, Nov 30, GNA – Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has rallied Ghanaians to work together to keep the nation united.
He invited his colleague politicians to avoid doing anything to divide the people and excite ethnic sentiments for political convenience.
This comes as voters ready to go to the polls to elect new leaders to govern the country for the next four years.
Nana Akufo-Addo indicated that the unity of the nation was critical to its future and that everybody had a responsibility to ensure that it remained intact at all times.
Addressing journalists in Kumasi as part of his campaign tour of the Ashanti Region, he pointed out, making deliberate attempts to tear the people apart would not be helpful to Ghana’s progress.
He gave the assurance that if given the mandate by voters on December 07, his government would focus priority on reforms and strategic initiatives to revamp the economy - to stimulate growth and create jobs.
“The focus will be to re-orient public policy to stimulate Ghanaian production.”
He spoke of plans to develop the bauxite industry, vehicle assembling and interventions in the cocoa and agriculture sector.
Nana Akufo-Addo vowed to complete and revive the Eastern and Western corridor railway lines to transport goods at relatively cheaper cost.
He said the redevelopment of the railway line would be one of the major infrastructure projects his government would undertake to address the transportation challenges.
The NPP Flagbearer promised to keep faith with the people, adding that, his election promise of one million dollars to each constituency would boost infrastructure development - improve water and sanitation in the local communities.
Nana Akufo-Addo pledged leadership of integrity, transparency and efficient management of the nation’s resources to create wealth and lift the people out of poverty.
He repeated that Ghana was not poor and that bad leadership and mismanagement of its resources were to blame for the present economic woes.
He stated that the NPP was capable of turning things around and urged the people to trust the party with their votes.
He encouraged voters in the region to go out to vote on voting day to assure the NPP of resounding victory.
The NPP should have held its Ashanti regional rally today (Wednesday) but this had been canceled because Asanteman is in a state of mourning - the death of the Asantehemaa, Nana Afua Kobi Serwaah Ampem.