Wife of 2016 New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Rebecca Okaikor Akufo-Addo has urged parents to secure the future of their children by voting for her husband Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the November polls.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo gave the advice when she treated thousands of children in the Klottey Korley constituency to assorted food and drinks at the Osu Mandela Park to mark Easter Monday.
In a brief speech, Mrs. Akufo Addo said under the tenure of President Mahama, school drop-out rate has increased due to the inability of parents to pay school fees, folding up of companies due to Dumsor and high unemployment rate, with children being the worst affected.
According to her, the best way to ensure a bright future for the children is to create a strong economy which will create jobs for parents and provide children with affordable healthcare and education.
“Unfortunately, this administration has collapsed businesses, leading to unemployment and squandered so much money, which could have been used to cater for the needs of Ghanaian children. Today, unemployed parents are at home with their kids who have been sacked from school because of school fees.”
She stated that a secured future for the children is of utmost importance to Nana Akufo-Addo, explaining that the NPP flagbearer believes we cannot grow an economy and the country without transforming the knowledge and skills of our people.
She said her husband was determined to ensure that under his administration every child in Ghana would have access to “the real free education.”
Mrs. Akufo-Addo also used the occasion to call on parents to advise their children to be wary of corrupt politicians, who will like to recruit them to engage in violence in the upcoming elections.
Also present to support Mrs. Akufo Addo was the NPP parliamentary candidate for Klottey Korley Constituency, Lawyer Phillip Anderson, former Minister of State in the Kufour administration, Mrs. Frema Opare, National Treasurer of the NPP Kwabena Abankwah Yeboah, Constituency chairperson Juliana Aboagye and other senior officials of the party.
The party’s parliamentary candidate, Lawyer Addison, used the occasion to urge parents to ensure that their children below 18 years were not allowed to register in the upcoming limited voters registration exercise.
Source: Daily Guide
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