– Ghana Needs You: Fight The Good Fight
The NPP delegates’ congress on 18th October 14, 2014 is at home stretch and I have a few words of encouragement for the Hon. Alan John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and his campaign team. Just like the apostle Paul, I know that; We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; Your Vision for the Ghana and the NPP is clear and your message is also very clear sir.
You have said previously that God has given the NPP two keys to open one door (the door to the JUBILEE HOUSE/FLAGSTAFF HOUSE). Those keys are with Nana Akufo Addo, and yourself Alan John Kyeremanten. The NPP has tried the first key two times already and the door has not been opened. It is only wise that they try the second key which is with you (Alan Kyeremanten). You will surely lead the NPP back to winning ways and put smiles on the face of the many supporters of the NPP.
Your vision for Ghana is to promote industrialization and ensure that more jobs are created and we stop relying just on cocoa but rather focus on other areas too like oil palm. I will have to say that this is what Ghana needs and Ghana needs you at this time to save us from economic depression.
King David said a prayer recorded in Psalm73. At verse 26 of that chapter, he said “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Sir, it is my prayer that God becomes your portion always even as we approach October 18th
Alan Kyeremanten has the attributes we require to win power. His humility coupled with his knowledge about law and the economy will combine well to bring us power. Alan’s achievements and innovative ideas while we were in power are also unparalleled. He is someone who can go to the electorates and tell them point blank things he did whilst he was minister, ambassador and head of the PSI’s. This is not the time when he is going to now convince voters of his ability by making promises upon promises just to lure them to vote for him. His track record is there for everyone to see and I will enumerate a few here for you to think about.
As Ambassador to the United States, Alan established the US-Ghana Economic Council to deepen economic relations and bilateral trade; negotiated the purchase of VALCO by the Ghana government at a cost of $20m; implemented the first Investment Forum in the US to showcase the economic potential of each of the 10 regions of Ghana; negotiated Cosmos Energy’s arrival in Ghana to discover oil; and negotiated the release of $547m from the US government through the Millennium Challenge Accounts (MCA) to alleviate poverty in Ghana”
“Alan built an $8.5 million state-of-the-art factory to produce high grade industrial starch from cassava for export. The Ayensu Starch Factory has been bought by Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) this year, to produce beer for consumption.
Alan also constructed an enclave within the Tema Free Zone, for the manufacturing of garments for export; revived the Oil Palm industry in Ghana; expanded the Salt mining operations; implemented the District Industrialisation Programme, where at least, one medium-sized factory in each administrative district would be built; initiated the highly successful “National Friday Wear” programme; implemented the Distance Education programme to enable Ghanaian workers acquire higher degrees; facilitated the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which offers Ghana, quota free export of certain category of goods to the US market; and negotiated a $45 million loan facility with the World Bank to promote SME development in Ghana. These among others were done during my tenure as a Minister of Trade, Industry, & PSI”.
Mr Alan Kyerematen believes that, God willing, if given the nod to lead his party and country, he will be able to use his vast experience and skills to achieve the transformational agenda required to move the nation forward.
. Don’t give up sir, Ghana needs You, NPP needs you. Keep on fighting the good fight with all your strength. Surely our God is faithful and just.
By: Albert Opare