Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo- Addo, Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on the electorate not to maintain the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in 2012.
He said considering the abysmal performance of the NDC government, led by President Atta Mills since he assumed office two and half years ago, the nation would be in a serious crisis if allowed to continue after 2012.
Nana Akuffo- Addo therefore appealed to the electorate to vote massively for the NPP and return it to power in 2012, to save Ghanaians from the economic hardship they were going through in the hands of the NDC government.
The NPP presidential candidate made the call when he interacted with the people of Kwahu Praso, in the Mpraeso Constituency, as part of his nationwide campaign tour.
Nana Akuffo-Addo told the people that when the NPP was in power, a lot of interventions were introduced to better the lot of Ghanaians, which included the National Health Insurance Scheme, the Capitation Grant, the School Feeding Programme, the Metro Mass Transport Service and many more programmes.
He said since the NDC took over, all those interventions were not functioning well, due to the fact that they had no idea of managing them properly.
Nana Akuffo-Addo said Ghana under NPP for eight years saw tremendous improvement in economic growth, rule of law, good governance, and the fight against corruption, poverty reduction and food security.
He said Ghana gained a lot of respect among the international community, which resulted in the country being invited to the G 8 summit, adding that, ‘it did not come as a matter of chance but as a result of hard work under the able leadership of President Kufour’.
Nana Akuffo-Addo assured that when he becomes president, he would encourage teachers to accept postings to the rural areas, and that, his government would provide accommodation for teachers in rural communities.
He cautioned the people not to be swayed by the wild propaganda of the NDC, but rather analyse issues and judge for themselves if they were better off under the NDC than the NPP.
The NPP presidential candidate visited other communities such as Sukwa, Yirenkyikrom, Antwikrom, Ahodwo, Mframa, Koranteg, Osubinso, Adumfa and Besease all in the Mpraeso constituency.