I’ll end industrialisation, unemployment jinx – Kyerematen

A flagbearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alan Kyerematen, has assured the citizenry of breaking the industrialisation and unemploy­ment jinx bedeviling the socioeco­nomic growth and development of the nation.

“My years of determination, dedication and commitment to empowering local businesses, attracting, and retaining invest­ments in Ghana makes me the best person to lead the NPP to victory in the 2024 general election,” he touted.

Mr Kyerematen, the former Minister of Trade and Industry, pointed out that any leader who would succeed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, must be someone with proven track record of creating jobs, wealth, assisting and supporting enterpris­es to ease the debilitating challeng­es of industrialisation and youth unemployment.

He gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy call on Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area at the Eminti­madze Palace as part of a day’s tour of the Central Region to also officially inform the Chiefs and people of Oguaa about his inten­tion to contest the NPP’s presi­dential primary and to seek their prayers, assistance and support in that regard.

According to him, he was opti­mistic the delegates of the party would reward his hard work to enable him to implement policies, programmes and social interven­tions that would support and assist businesses to expand and create jobs and wealth to fix the socio­economic challenges.

“With my in-depth understand­ing of the country’s industrialisa­tion agenda, I promise to build on the government’s 10-point Indus­trial Transformation Programme, including the One District One Factory initiative and the establish­ment of strategic anchor industries to diversify the economy beyond cocoa and gold.

“The automobile assembling, garment, textiles, pharmaceuticals, petrochemical industry, industrial parks, special economic zones, assisting, supporting domestic retail trade and distribution to enhance progress, growth, devel­opment of the economy, supervise establishment and operationalised more than 100 companies under the initiative with 24 others in the pipeline, 150 still under construc­tion.

“Under the automobile assem­bling initiative, my tenure saw automobile giants such as VW, Nissan, and Toyota, all opening as­sembly plants in Ghana, hence my decision to build on the initiatives,” Mr Kyerematen stated.

He pledged to work with all relevant authorities to spearhead growth and development across the Cape Coast metropolis, by par­ticularly promoting business-scale enterprises, fisheries, agriculture and industrialisation.

Osabarima Kwesi Atta, in response, thanked Mr Kyeremat­en, who is a son of the soil, for returning home and lauded him for his resolve to tackle the in­dustrialisation and unemployment challenges of the country.

“It is discouraging for children to go through the mill of educa­tion only to remain unemployed after that which is not the best, so, we thank you for your vision, and we hope and pray you succeed in your quest,” he queried

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