President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the citizenry that the New Patriotic Party(NPP) is better placed to solve the country’s economic challenges and bring it back stronger.
He attributed the challenges facing the nation to the current global economic crisis and the government should not be held responsible.
“Only the NPP government can deliver the nation from the present economic challenges, It is only the NPP that is able to lift the country out of crisis whenever it is confronted with one and when Mr Agyekum Kufuor became president, the country was in Highly Indebted Poor Country status but through his good policies, programmes and social interventions we emerged out of it and our finances were better,” President Akufo-Addo touted.
Speaking at the launch of the roll-out of the new NPP membership card in Kumasi, the president indicated that when the party came into power in 2017, the nation was under an International Monetary Fund programme but because of good policies, she exited it and placed her on the path of progress, growth and development.
President Akufo-Addo noted that everything was going on well until COVID-19 pandemic struck and naysayers thought the government could not manage it but with courage, it did manage it well.
“It is only the NPP that can solve the current socioeconomic challenges which is the global economic crisis which has messed up our finances however, non-members should rally support and assist the government in the wake of the woes by joining NPP in their numbers and make it stronger to defeat the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the third conservative time to the surprise of doubters.
“While it appears I am a ‘small man’, I occupy an important position in the country which are president and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces which I am proud of, one of the reasons I am so proud to be Commander-in-Chief is because of the kinds of men and women in the country’s armed forces which is next to none.
“I know all of you have heard of me and I do not know what your expectations were, some think I am six-foot six height but here I am, a small man, but with an important title, Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, and it is a title I cherish,” President Akufo-Addo postulated.