An aspiring presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Mr Alan Kyerematen, has promised to improve upon the Ghana's industries, information and communication technology as well as tourism facilities to boost economic development.
The former Minister of Trade, Industry and President's Special Initiatives (PSI) promised to also integrate the chieftaincy institution into the local governance and decentralisation framework to ensure that there was total development at the grass roots level.
That, he said, would go along way to eradicate poverty, disease and hunger in the three northern regions and the nation as a whole.
The presidential aspirant made the promise at a press soiree held in Bolgatanga.
He describrd himself as the only frontrunner in the NPP presidential race who was more than capable to lead the party in the 2008 general election and urged the delegates to the December 22, 2007 congress to give him the nod.
“By logical extension, I will be the next president of Ghana after the 2008 general elections to build on the foundation laid by the current NPP administration,” he stated.
Mr Kyerematen, whose campaign slogan is “Jobs, for the People, Cash for the People,” said the NPP flagbearership race was a family affair that needed to be conducted with decorum devoid of vilification and derogatory language so that the unity of the party would not be affected.
“I have good relations with all my colleague aspirants in the race. Though I am confident that I would emerge as the winner, I promise to rally behind whoever emerges as the flag bearer,” he stressed.
During an open forum, he advised media practitioners in the country not to allow themselves to be used as political pawns by some presidential aspirants of the NPP to put into disrepute the names of the other presidential aspirants.
Story by Samuel Abaane,