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PPP punches holes in policy; says it is just a dream

The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, had indicated that as part of plans to industrialise and transform the Ghanaian economy, his government plans to help establish a factory in each of the 216 districts across the country if he comes to power.

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Nana Akufo-Addo made the commitment whilst touring the Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam, Mfantseman and Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese constituencies in the Central Region on Saturday, June 18, day 3 of his 5-day tour of the region.

According to him, the setting up of these factories across the country will, not only, commence the rapid industrialization of Ghana’s economy, but also, will result in the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs needed by the masses of unemployed Ghanaian youth.

But, a statement signed by the Director of Communication of the PPP, Paa Kow Ackon, said Nana Addo has failed to indicate how he intends to create jobs with his “1 District, 1 Factory” policy.

“It is another election year and Nana Akufo-Addo is at what he knows best; promising heaven, when indeed his own disposition and track-record do not in any way measure up to the grandiose dream of offering nationwide factories as President,” the PPP said.

“No one seems to be asking Nana Akufo-Addo how he intends creating these jobs. Perhaps like his carbon copy tactics where he has virtually usurped every Nduom idea like the Separation of the Attorney General’s Department from the Ministry of Justice and election of MMDCEs, Akufo-Addo is waiting to hear Dr Nduom’s take on job creation, and presto, he will make it his own,” the statement added.

The party argued that Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom is the obvious choice for Ghanaians when it comes to job creation as he had created over 5000 jobs in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Liberia, Burkina Faso, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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