“I fear for Ghana” – Akufo Addo

The presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the NDC government is building a future of hopelessness.


The presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said that the economic hardship, high levels of unemployment rate, widespread corruption among others under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are indications that the government is building a future of hopelessness.

Nana Addo made this known on Wednesday when he delivered a speech at the 15th anniversary celebration of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON), at the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the University of Ghana. It was on the theme: NPP Youth – Today, Tomorrow.

“The nation would have benefitted so much more from such public infrastructure projects as the NDC has undertaken if the public finances of our country had been honestly managed. Instead, in a phrase that has found judicial approval, we have been subject to a system of ‘create, loot and share’”, Nana Addo said.

“We have seen this in bodies like GYEEDA and SADA, which were ostensibly set up to stimulate growth and to provide jobs for young people. They became vehicles of corruption. So, too, it appears is the latest body, YES (Youth Enterprise Support), in which high ranking officials are already engulfed in allegations of corruption. With every cedi that is stolen under the Mahama government a child is being denied education, a farmer being denied fertilizer, a driver not getting good roads, and the sick being left to die,” Nana Addo added.

He continued: “I fear for Ghana. I am frightened about the future the NDC is building for the young people of this country. It is a future of indebtedness; a future of hopelessness; it is a wretched future being needlessly created by a reckless government. The prospect of another four years of this scares me and so must it scare you, too. Twelve straight years of NDC would leave you, the young people of Ghana, with no future of note”.


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