BY: KDT | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has acknowledged that the Volta Region is one of the most endowed regions in the country, yet the people they have trusted to transform the region has failed them woefully.
According to him, despite voting massively for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) since the inception of the fourth republic, the region has seen little development.
He said, it is now time to restore the lost glory of the region by voting massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which has shown more commitment to developing and transforming the region.
The change he noted must start in Hohoe, which is at the crossroads of making history to elect the first ever NPP parliamentary candidate John Peter Amewu to prove that a vote for the NPP is a vote for development.
President Nana Addo made the call in Hohoe during the campaign launch of the Hohoe NPP and the parliamentary candidate John Peter Amewu
He said the NDC has taken the Volta Region for granted and “I am sure that all of you have seen that today, the umbrella (NDC) has got nothing but holes in it…When it rains and you put it up, the water will be upon you because it’s no longer working as an umbrella.”
He observed that since the fourth republic, Volta Region has seen zero progress under the umbrella (NDC) party, however, the NPP in the last three and half years has proved that it has the blueprint for the development of Ghana, something that the people of Hohoe can testify.
He said, Mr. Amewu is an excellent candidate for parliament and one of the most outstanding Ministers in his government who “was very good as the minister for lands and natural resources and a brilliant minister of energy. The man who has kept the lights on in our country, the man who is saving us a lot of money, renegotiating with the IPPs of our country.”
“Even without being an MP, you have seen the work that he has been doing in Hohoe. Add MP to the Minister, and you will see the rapid transformation of Hohoe,” the president appealed.
President Akufo-Addo reiterated although prior to the 2016, he had no record of being President; he is now in a position to give account of his stewardship after promises made.
“The question that you have to ask yourself, have I remained faithful to you? Have I stood by my commitments to you? And if I have stood by my commitments, if I have remained faithful to you, then you can look upon me as a man of integrity, a man who keeps his words, a man who fulfills his promises to the people.”
He therefore, appealed to residents of Hohoe and the entire Volta Region to continue to trust him, for the next four years is going to be even better than the four years that Ghana has gone through.