“Ghana is down now, and another four years for President John Mahama will bring the country on its knees,” he told a packed crowd of students at the Sunyani Polytechnic campus on Friday, as part of his four-day campaign tour of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
He said Ghanaians would be presented with the opportunity at the polls in December, to choose between a bleak future and a brighter one, noting that “every aspect of our national life is being compromised with corruption, incompetence, joblessness, and poor leadership”.
Nana Addo, who arrived late in Sunyani after touring Goaso, Mim, Kenyasi and other places, urged the crowd to vote massively for the NPP in the upcoming elections to restore hope and prosperity and ensure the needed change in their lives.
He promised to abolish the payment of utility bills by students in the tertiary institutions in the country, should he be voted into power.
Nana Addo said information available to the party indicated that government in its quest to stay in power, would in the coming weeks, reduce levies on petroleum products just to win votes, and cautioned the electorate not to fall for the grand scheme.
Mr Alan Kyeremanten, touching on unemployment told the students that under an Akuffo Addo government, national entrepreneurial centres would be created to offer them the requisite assistance to establish their own businesses.
He said the party had considered major industrial initiatives in the area of the petro-chemical and iron ore industries among other to offer more jobs to teeming unemployed youths.
The MP for Sunyani East, Ameyaw Cheremeh, on his part, accused President Mahama of sitting aloof and allowing the DKM micro- finance company and others to dupe the people of Brong-Ahafo Region of their monies.
In terms of development projects, he said the government was only converting existing structures into universities without corresponding infrastructure, adding that the people deserved better.
Other speakers on the campaign trail incuding Dr. Akoto Osei, MP for Kwadaso; Prof. Ameyaw Akumfi, former Education Minister; Otiko Djaba, Women Organiser of NPP, among others, took turns to address the enthusiastic crowd.
From Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani