Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has appealed for peace and unity in Dagbon in the Northern Region to promote development.
He therefore called on the Andani and the Abudu rival Gates to give peace a chance.
“I will like to entreat both families to reconcile and ensure peace and harmony since it is the only surest avenue to attractive investment and other developmental projects to bridge the gap between the northern and southern parts of the country,” he added.
Nana Akufo-Addo made the appeal when he addressed a teaming crowd in Tamale as part of his listening tour.
People from all walks of life including, students, market women, taxi drivers, masons and farmers were allowed to ask what Nana Akufo-Addo’s led government would do to improve their livelihood when voted into power.
The NPP Flag bearer said the NPP would transform the economy, which would be driven by modern mechanised agriculture.
He said the party would build more dams to support dry season farming in the north.
Nana Akufo-Addo said under his reign, the nation would also be transformed into an industrial manufacturing centre in the whole of West Africa that would propel the economic engine of the country.
The Presidential Candidate expressed concern about the increasing rate of unemployment amongst the youth, taxes, poverty, high utility bills, near collapse of vibrant social intervention programmes initiated by the previous government and exorbitant school fees.
He accused the Atta Mills Administration of failing to address the needs of the masses, saying it had not achieved its campaign promise to make life worth living for the people.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the NPP with its good track record had the capacity to transform the economy so as to make life more comfortable for the people.
He said the party brought hope to the people in its eight-year rule, saying the introduction of the Ghana School Feeding Programme, Capitation Grant, National Health Insurance Scheme, amongst other interventions, helped to enhance the socio-economic lives of the people.
“The National Democratic Congress (NDC) had shown in its almost four-year rule that it had nothing good to offer the citizenry and has lost focus as most of its policies and programmes had aggravated the hardships confronting the people,” he said.
He said the party would uphold rule of law, good governance and also ensure effective democratic dispensation when given the mandate.
Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, the NPP Presidential Running Mate, said the NDC was managing the economy through propaganda.
“Our economy is declining,” he added.
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