Nana Akufo-Addo explained that he is working with a group of men and women who are capable of giving Ghana a first class government, and whose task will be to build up Ghana again.
“Everything in Ghana today is down. 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 Akufo-Addo added.
Drawing comparisons between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, Nana Akufo-Addo 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’”, he said.
He continued, “I want the people of the Volta region to know that they are critical to the process of change in 2016. We are determined, this time around, to bridge the gap between the NPP and the Volta Region.”
Akufo-Addo’s next stop is in the Eastern region before moving to the three Northern regions.