FLASHBACK: ‘I will change Ghana in 18 months if you vote for me’ – Akufo Addo
Ghanaians have taken Twitter by storm as they call on government to fix the country as they believe times are hard, and they have had enough of poor governance and improper mismanagement of funds.
The movement draws inspiration from US-based Ghanaian social media sensation Twene Jonas who for the past 2 years hitting our leaders hard to do things right.
Prior to Akufo Addo becoming Ghana’s president, the man was very resolute in reference to changing the status of the county but from the look of things, Akufo Addo-led administration has been very disappointing.
Below is a flashback publication in reference to what was published in the month of November 23, 2016. Read the unedited public below.
Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has promised to turn around the fortunes of Ghana within 18 months when voted into office to govern the West African nation.
“I am promising you that within 18 months of a new government of the NPP, under my leadership, the face of our country, Ghana, is going to change. We are going to get out of stagnation and backwardness and move our country onto the path of progress and prosperity. We can do it. We, the Ghanaian people, have the capacity to change the circumstances of our lives,” he noted.
He added “This ‘new Ghana will be a Ghana with opportunities for all, and where everybody is taken care of. We will have a society that is caring and compassionate and expresses solidarity. Nobody is going to be left behind. We are all going to march together, hands linked together, to that great future that beckons us, here in Ghana.”
The opposition leader made this observation when he addressed tens of thousands of NPP supporters and sympathizers at the party’s Northern Regional Rally held at the Jubilee Park in Tamale on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
Having announced a program for the rapid industrialization of the Ghanaian economy; ‘1-District-1-Factory’ policy; ‘1-Village-1-Dam’ policy; the diversification of the country’s agriculture; the effective implementation of the Free SHS policy; and the setting up of an Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), where every constituency will receive the cedi equivalent of $1 million a year to tackle developmental issues, Nana Akufo-Addo further assured Ghanaians that these policies, which will be implemented to the latter, will improve the standard of living of the Ghanaian.
Thus, a vote for Akufo-Addo in the December polls, he said, will mean that Ghanaians would have elected a President who will treat all citizens with the utmost respect, and one who will also jealously guard the public purse for the improvement of their livelihoods