The presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has said job creation would be his topmost priority, if given the nod in the November polls.
Nana Addo, made the comment during a tour of the Kintampo North and Kintampo South constituencies of the Brong Ahafo Region, as part of his 5-day tour of the Region.
The promise comes, years after the same man, as the first child of his father left the Ringway Hotel at Kokomlemle – Accra, to rot.
The famous hotel inherited from his late father, was dilapidated beyond inhabitation at the time it was sold to the French bank; Societe Generale for over US$30 million dollars.
The Ringway Hotel, was eventually razed down, and in its place is the magnificent office complex of the Societe Generale Bank, near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.
But Nana Addo insists, “you have heard me outline my ‘1-District-1-Factory’ policy, which is meant to help create jobs for our young people. I stand by that pledge. We (the NPP) are also coming into office to create an enabling environment for the private sector to flourish, and also diversify and improve our agriculture. This is how we can put cash into the pockets of Ghanaians. When there’s money in the pockets of the citizenry, then there will be progress and peace in the country.”
“If we are not careful, and implement policies and programmes which will bring jobs to our youth, then disaster may befall us one day. When there is too much hunger and suffering amongst the people, we will end up creating problems for our country. Since we don’t want any problems for Ghana, let us implement policies which will forestall any of these problems and create jobs,” he added.
Nana Akufo-Addo, also assured residents of Kintampo that, the resources and funds for the implementation of these policies are available, since his government will ensure that corruption is reduced and resources are channeled into good use. “Monies required for the development of our country are finding their ways into pockets of individuals. My government will ensure that the stealing is curtailed, and this will mean that the country will find the monies to implement all these policies,” Nana Addo added.