Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that a New Patriotic Party administration under his leadership, God-willing from January 2017, has fashioned out well-thought out and thorough solutions to the myriad of problems confronting the country.
Against the backdrop of an economy in tatters, declining agricultural and manufacturing sectors, coupled with the inability of Ghanaian youth to find jobs, rising cost of living, widespread and rampant corruption, and a collapsed NHIS, the 2016 presidential candidate of the NPP is urging Ghanaians not to lose hope in the ability of the country to offer its citizens a decent living.
“We, in the NPP, have the solutions to the problems of our country. We will harness the abundant human and natural resources of our nation to put Ghana onto a much better pedestal than she is at the moment, so we can generate wealth for all Ghanaians and jobs for the teeming masses of unemployed youth,” he said.
He continued, “I am therefore appealing to you to have confidence in me and repose your trust in the NPP. If you give me the opportunity to serve this nation, I assure you that I will not disappoint you. We are coming to work for the prosperity of our country, and not to line our pockets with the wealth of our nation.”
Nana Akufo-Addo made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Anhwiaso, Ogye Ahohuo Yaw Gyebi II, enroute to the final funeral rites ceremony of Odeneho Gyapong Ababio II, Omanhene of the Sefwi Bekwai Traditional Area.
Tribute to Odeneho Gyapong Ababio II
Whilst at the palace of the Chief of Anhwiaso, Nana Akufo-Addo paid tribute to the late Odeneho Gyapong Ababio II, the reason for his presence in the Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai constituency.
Nana Akufo-Addo maintained that the late Chief will be remembered as a stalwart in the annals of Ghana’s history.
“He made a significant contribution to the development of our country. He was President of the National House of Chiefs, a member of the Council of State under President Kufuor, and a former Chairman of the Cocoa Marketing Board (Cocobod). He was also my good friend,” the NPP flagbearer noted.
With the climax of the final funeral rites for the late Chief taking place on Friday, April 15, the same day as the funeral for the late Hon. JB Danquah Adu, former NPP MP for Abuakwa North, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that “I, therefore, decided to come here today, together with the leadership of the NPP, to pay our last respects to Odeneho.”
With some 6 months to the holding of this year’s elections, Nana Akufo-Addo thanked the Chiefs and people of Anhwiaso for their continued support for the NPP, and further encouraged them to vote massively for him in the presidential election, and for Hon. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu in the parliamentary elections.
Ogye Ahohuo Yaw Gyebi II, on his part, thanked Nana Akufo-Addo for his visit to Anhwiaso, praying that “God grant you your heart’s desire. The massive crowd you see gathered here this morning, including the Chiefs, is because of the love they have for you.”
He expressed his condolences to the NPP on the loss of former Chairman, Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey and the late Hon. J.B Danquah Adu.
Ogye Ahohuo Yaw Gyebi II lamented the poor condition of roads in the town, and appealed to Nana Akufo-Addo to “remember us when the people of Ghana entrust you with their mandate.”
Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied on his visit to Anhwiaso by MP for Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai, Hon. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu; MP for Kwadaso, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto; and NPP Parliamentary candidate for Sefwi Wiawso, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie.