Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has bemoaned what he describes as widespread suffering under the John Mahama-led government, calling on Ghanaians to change power.
Addressing residents, traders and commercial drivers in separate gatherings at Hemang Lower Denkyira and Twifo Atti Morkwaa as part of his tour of the Central Region, Nana Akufo-Addo told the hundreds gathered there that the state Ghana finds herself in under the National Democratic Congress government requires nothing short of a change in government in this year’s elections.
He reiterated his commitment towards bringing wealth and prosperity to all parts of the country, without discrimination, when Ghanaians give him the mandate in this year’s election.
“What is happening in Ghana is an eyesore and this should not be our lot,” he lamented.
“There are no jobs and everyone is suffering. The least said about electricity the better. I have said it and I will repeat it again. When I win, I will reduce electricity tariffs. I will remove the taxes that have been placed on electricity, which have unnecessarily increased the tariffs,” he added.
Nana Akufo-Addo assured that his government will replicate the “tremendous amount of work” done by the NPP under John Agyekum Kufuor.
“We have done it before. President Kufuor did a tremendous amount of work for Ghana. We are equally coming to do a lot for our nation.”
Paramount Chief of the Atti Morkwaa Traditional Area Ɔseadeayo Kwesi Kennin IV said Ghana must be thankful to Nana Akufo-Addo for accepting the decision of the Supreme Court in the landmark election petition in 2013.
Ɔseadeayo Kwesi Kennin IV said “because of Nana Akufo-Addo’s patience, peaceful nature and love for Ghana, he accepted the verdict and let everything go. He gave Ghanaians the opportunity to experience the difference between water and wine these last 4 years, so that when the time for elections are due, he will present himself to the Ghanaian electorate. His actions brought peace and unity to Ghana. We thank him very much for that.”
The paramount chief highlighted the election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) espoused by the NPP leader, citing that the party’s parliamentary candidate for the Twifo Atti Morkwaa constituency, Abraham Dwuma Odoom, in his tenure as DCE and deputy Minister for Local Government under President Kufuor introduced policy initiatives that helped the constituency.
“As chiefs, we also have one vote and we belong to no party. But we all saw what Odoom did for us. Thus, I am urging the electorate to vote for Odoom so he can also contribute his quota to the development of Twifo Atti Morkwaa.”