Bawumia to Otumfuo: my gov’t will focus on solar, railways

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has reaffirmed his commitment to Railways Development to ensure the full benefits of the country’s mineral resources.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at Manhyia Palace

Addressing Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene and Nananom at the Manhyia Palace to round off his tour of the Ashanti region, the Vice President stated that the Nana Akufo-Addo-led NPP government has done a lot, but Ghanaians would have to vote for him to continue from where the current NPP government would leave.

According to him, the Railways Development is one of his policies to help reap the benefits of our mineral resources, adding that Ghana could boast of minerals like Cocoa, Gold, bauxite and Lithium, and believes that when the railways system functions, trains could be used where trucks cannot be used.

The Vice President also stated that his second priority policy was to change the power generation system and that Ghana uses huge sums of money on gas and oil. He said his government would move a bit away from the concentration on oil and gas to solar power to generate 2000 Megawatts solar power. He said when this policy materialises, electricity tariffs would reduce by 50%.

Veep Bawumia also told Otumfuo that the next NPP government would partner with the private sector to create wealth. He disclosed that over one million youth are going to be trained with digital skills, creative arts and sports, for which he would invest massively to benefit all.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on his part, urged the Vice President to carry out an issue-based campaign to justify and demonstrate the confidence and trust Nana Akufo Addo reposed in him over the years.

He entreated the NPP flagbearer to tell Ghanaians what he would do when given the nod and let the electorate know the achievements of Nana Akufo Addo-Bawumia.

He urged the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to remain united and campaign with a united front to ensure victory in the upcoming general elections.


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