NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo has called on the people of Chorkor to ignore propaganda making the rounds that he is ethnocentric and dislikes Gas.
“I know they say a lot of negative things about me. They insult and denigrate me. They say I do not like Gas. I was born right here in Swalaba, so how anybody can say I hate Gas beats my imagination. If this is so, then it means I do not like myself. My wife is Ga, and yet they say I do not like Gas. How is this possible?” he asked.
Continuing, he added that “they say I am an old man, who cannot even walk. You have seen me for yourself. It is only people who have no message for the people of Ghana who will resort to insults, lies and propaganda. Mahama’s government has shown they have no plans for Ghana’s development, and that is why they always rain insults on me.”
Reiterating his commitment to reducing electricity tariffs, the NPP flagbearer also indicated that, in addition to reducing water tariffs, “senior high school education will be free for all school-going children.”
At the Chorkor market, the NPP flagbearer interacted with market women and traders, listening to their concerns and assuring them of a reversal of the country’s dwindling fortunes under his government, God-willing, from 2017.
The market, which was constructed by the government of President Kufuor in 2004, has not seen any face lift, since 2009, when the NPP government left office.
To this end, Nana Akufo-Addo appealed to the market women to “help and support me this year. The NPP has the men and women who can do much better for Ghana, than what is currently on offer. I have come to visit you today to appeal for your support.”
He continued, “Ghana is not in a good place. Everything is in a mess, the least said about electricity tariffs the better. However, I want to assure you that when you give me your mandate, I will make sure that electricity tariffs are reduced. We are coming to do much better job for Ghana, so we can provide jobs for everybody and thereby create wealth for the masses.”
Look up to me this year, he told the market women, and “repose your confidence in me and I assure you that I will not disappoint you.”