'Everything Is Totally Down In Ghana'
Leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says nothing seems to be working properly under the John Dramani Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.
“Everything in Ghana today is down,” he underscored.
“Everywhere you go across the country, and without exception, everybody is having a very difficult life. NHIS is down, our education system is down, and there is no confidence amongst the business community. Our agricultural sector is also declining. This is my concern.”
Nana Addo expressed these sentiments on Saturday, September 5 in Hohoe, where he rounded up his three-day tour of the Volta Region.
The tour is the first phase of a month-long nationwide tour to garner support ahead of the beginning of his party’s 2016 campaign. It has been dubbed: 'Rise and Build Tour'.
Nana Addo drew comparisons between Ghana and its neighbor Cote d’Ivoire and revealed that though Ghana is bigger in land size and has a bigger population, the export value of Ghana’s agriculture is $2 billion, whereas Cote d’Ivoire, a smaller country with a smaller population, has seen its agricultural export value hit $12 billion.
“All this is because Cote d’Ivoire chose a far-sighted and practical leader in President Alassane Ouattara. A boom is now being experienced in Cote d’Ivoire, a country which, until recently, was involved in civil strife and bloody electoral disputes. I am asking the people of the Volta Region to lead the way in saying that ‘Akufo-Addo, we want to give you the chance to turn around the fortunes of the nation, and we are going to trust you to do that’.”
Nana Addo’s next tour stop will be the Eastern Region from Monday, September 7 to Wednesday, September 9.