POLITICS: “We Have Set The Economy On A Strong Foundation” – Akufo-Addo (Pictures)
President Akufo-Addo says in spite of the unexpected and dramatic entry of COVID-19 in the country, he believes most businesses will soon flourish since his government has set the economy on a strong foundation.
According to President Akufo-Addo, although the virus has slowed things down, it has not diverted Ghanaians from the path of growth they have put the country on.
Speaking at the launch of the 2020 Manifesto of the NPP in Cape Coast on Saturday, he said “In much the same way, we would not risk putting agriculture under the NDC and its leader; they will once again leave the farmers on their own, without the support that is helping to make farming the profitable and fulfilling business it should be. And why would anyone imagine that an NDC administration, under the former President, would treat businesses any differently from what they did the last time around? Fellow Ghanaians, in spite of the unexpected and dramatic entry into our lives by COVID-19, and the subsequent worldwide devastation, we can demonstrate that we have set the economy on a strong foundation, and businesses will flourish. The virus has slowed us down, but it has not diverted us from the path of growth we have put the country on”
He added the NDC in opposition has not been able to take lead in doing some of the things that are most often done first by parties in opposition.
“You might remember how long it took the NDC presidential candidate to find a running mate, and they have not yet got a Manifesto. I wonder what will happen the day they have a government to run as well” he stated.
“Or, maybe, it is simply showing the country they do not attach much importance to a Manifesto, nor should we expect that whatever is written in it would reflect their beliefs. Which presupposes, of course, that they now have or hold on to any firm beliefs, instead of bending in the direction of whatever they think is currently fashionable. We wish them luck with their Manifesto, whenever they are done with it” he said.
He said “We, in the NPP, know from whence we came. We have never had any identity crisis, and our Manifesto always gives us the opportunity to reiterate our historic stand as the party of the rule of law, the party of good governance, the party of business, the party that builds and creates wealth, the party of social justice, and the party that cares for every Ghanaian”
President Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to Almighty God, myriad of officials and faithful supporters of the party.
He added the people of Ghana will decide who among the two have made a better job of governing the country as President.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith