Nana will rapidly transform the economy …says Cape Coast South NPP PC
From David Allan Paintsil
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Cape Coast South, Alfred George Kojo Thompson, has stated categorically that Ghana’s economy would see rapid transformation under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, when given the mandate in the December general elections.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday in Cape Coast, Kojo Thompson said Ghana had a lot of natural resources, but it needed a visionary leader to make good use of them. He observed that Nana Addo possessed the qualities of a visionary leader to use the available resources for the rapid economic transformation of the country.
He, therefore, called on Ghanaians to vote massively for Akufo Addo to restore hope to the teeming unemployed youth in the country.
According to him, the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) made a lot of promises to the people of Cape Coast, citing the construction of the Cape Coast Stadium, Kotokuraba Market, Pedu Interchange, and an airstrip among others, which had not been fulfilled.
He, therefore, called on the electorate to vote the NDC out of power to pave the way for Nana Addo to implement his free Senior High School (SHS) and industrial policies to better the lot of Ghanaians.
Kojo Thompson, an old student of St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, and a former employee of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), however, ridiculed President John Dramani Mahama for allegedly introducing Chinese illegal miners to Cape Coasters during recent Fetu Afahye as the advanced team of the contractor expected to work on the market.
He noted that after the visit of President Mahama, Vice President Amissah Arthur hads also visited the metropolis severally, but nothing had been done about the stadium and the market as well.
Kojo Thompson, explaining further, pointed out that the NDC was deceiving the people of Cape Coast in the area of infrastructural development, arguing that no infrastructural development had taken place in Cape Coast for the past three years.
He claimed that under the NPP, former President Kufuor solved the perennial water problem, built the University of Cape Coast Medical School, as well as educational facilities on the UCC campus.
Touching on his vision for Cape Coast South, Kojo Thompson said he would turn the constituency into a model one by embarking on radical industrial development through attraction of both local and foreign investors into the industrial enclave that had remained dormant for many years.
He said he would lobby for more projects for the area when given the mandate to represent the people in Parliament. The NPP candidate again promised to engage the youth in skills training to make them employable, while strategic plans would be implemented to better the standard of living of fisher folks in the area.
On tourism, he told the press that he once sat down with Nana Addo to discuss the possibility of taking local tourism in the area to highest level, in which plans had been hatched to build a five-star hotel for Cape Coast when NPP wins the December polls
Kojo Thompson is billed to face the ruling NDC candidate, Kweku Rickett Hagan, CEO of World Trade Centre, Ghana. Both candidates are new in the area, and political observers are watching the unfolding event as to who will emerge winner in December.
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