The Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado-Ketan and Minister of Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, has called on Ghanaians to re-elect the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) come December 7.
According to him, the re-election of incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP, is crucial to consolidating and protecting the socio-economic gains Ghana has made over the last three years, and ten months.
He made the call at a training and campaign launch – Agenda Maintain & Increase Seats In Greater Accra – recently.
The veteran lawyer and politician said the ruling New Patriotic Party which he has served for many years, gives Ghanaians better option than any other political party in Ghana.
According to him, every time the NPP is in power, Ghana records significant economic development.
For instance, he stated that it took former President John Agyekum Kufuor to move Ghana from a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) to a middle income nation.
Under President Akufo-Addo, he said, Ghana has made great economic recovery and progress.
According to him, in spite of coronavirus, Mr Akufo-Addo has through sound leadership, been able to protect the economic gains of the country, adding that “look at what President Akufo-Addo has done in spite of Covid-19.”
He has therefore encouraged the youth and indeed every Ghanaian to become “active participants in the victory that is coming.”
For him, winning the next election is not just an exercise to keep the NPP in power, but also to protect the future of Ghanaians and Ghanaian children, and to further improve the standards of living of everyone, making Ghana a shinny star in the comity of nations.
In that regard, Mr Ghartey said “we have to win the next election to consolidate the gains of the New Patriotic Party, to take the country from strength to strength, to protect our future, your future, the future of our children, the future of all us.”
Meanwhile, the Railways Development Minister urged young people in the NPP to take their positions seriously and to serve with a spirit of patriotism and selflessness, two key characteristics of his.
Mr. Ghartey has been a member of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Parliament of Ghana under the 4th Republic.