Akufo-Addo promises to implement Northern Development Authority project

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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2012 elections has pledged that when voted into power in the coming elections, he would implement the Northern Development Authority project in memory of the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama, former Vice President of Ghana.

He said the NDC stole the idea of the Northern Development Authority and set up the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) but had failed to execute the programme successfully, resulting in the perpetuation of poverty and misery in the Northern part of the country.

Nana Addo was addressing the party’s regional rally in Tamale on Wednesday, where he also introduced most of the parliamentary candidates of the NPP amidst cheers from the crowd.

The rally was attended by most of the big wigs of the NPP including former President J. A Kufour, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,  NPP running mate, Dan Botwe, MP for Okere, Kennedy Agyepong, MP for Assin North, Boniface Sadick, former minister of state, and  Hajia Alima Mahama, another former minister in the Kufuor administration.

Earlier, the party donated a generator set to the Tamale Teaching Hospital and also donated GHc10,000 towards the Dakpema Educational Fund.

Nana Addo assured the people of the region that his government would unite the feuding factions of the Abudus and Andanis through  reconciliatory means, stressing that his government would name the Tamale Teaching Hospital after Alhaji Aliu Mahama.

He said under his regime, basic education would start from kindergarten and end at SHS, adding that SHS would be free starting from 2013 when he became President, adding that the NDC had failed in all its promises and must be voted out of power in a ‘red card’ manner.

The flagbearer asked whether it was right for the current president who benefited from free education to campaign against such a policy and challenged the NDC to restore the depreciating rate of the nation’s currency.

Former President John Agyekum Kufour  who mounted the platform said the northern part of the country was the heart beat of the NPP and traced the link of the NPP to the Northern People’s Party, promising that the party would not abandon the north.

He said Ghana was currently richer than during his administration and that the NDC had failed to utilize that opportunity, but instead started gradually to destroy all the beautiful projects introduced by the NPP.

Mr. Kennedy Agyepong alleged that most of the NDC ministers were corrupt and were looting the nation’s money, while they also failed to deviler policies to alleviate the suffering of the people. He urged the party’s supporters not to be intimidated but to come out in their numbers to vote for the NPP.

What took many by surprise was the mounting of stage by the National Youth Organizer of the PNC, Mr Abu Ramadan to endorse the NPP flagbearer and to urge the electorate to vote for him to transform the country.

Source: GNA

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