The 2016 Flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the Zongo Community in Koforidua to have confidence in his ability to turn the fortunes of the nation around and vote massively for him come December 7, next year.
Akufo-Addo rallies support in Zongo communities
Nana Addo has urged the Zongo Community in Koforidua to have confidence in his ability to turn the fortunes of the nation around
“We will make judicious use of the nation’s resources to benefit everyone,” he told the Zongo Chief, Ali Kruibi III, his elders and teeming Zongo youth who had thronged the chief’s palace to welcome him and his entourage.
Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied by his running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the National Women’s Organiser, Madam Otiko Djaba, Mr Alan Kyeremanten and other party big wigs.
Nana Akufo-Addo assured the people that he was not a thief, and unlike the ruling party, would be a government for all, without any form of discrimination.
“I am not a thief. I will not steal the nation’s resources, and the NPP government will be for all,” he stated.
Zongo communities won’t be neglected
Dr Bawumia assured the chiefs and people of the Zongo community that the NPP would not neglect them but rather work to elevate the status of those communities by improving education and promoting investment.
“If I neglect Zongo, I would have neglected myself because I am one of you,” he stated.
He said he entered politics not to make money but rather to contribute to the improvement of living conditions for all Ghanaians, especially those in Zongo communities.
Support for palace construction
Dr Bawumia presented 50 bags of cement and GH¢ 5,000 cash for the Chief as part of the party’s support for the construction of the Chief’s palace, which is still ongoing.
The items were presented to representatives of the palace amid cheers from the crowd, which swelled by the minute.
Later, at a meeting with members of TESCON at the All Nation’s University, Dr Bawumia predicted that Ghana’s debt stock was likely to hit Gh¢ 110 billion by next year. Ghana’s debt, according to him, now stands at Gh¢ 93.4 billion from Gh¢ 9.2 billion in 2008 when the NDC took over the reins of government.
He said the NDC was compromising the future of the youth and it was, therefore, time for change.
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