“If we do not stay focused and work hard and smart together to win the power that is before us, we risk condemning generations to a future of helplessness, hopelessness and wretchedness. Ghanaians know that we, of the NPP, have the ideas.
“They know we have the competence and they have no doubt that we have the people and they can tell that we have love for our country, not to seek to destroy it for the sake of enriching ourselves. They know we have what it takes to rescue Ghana and make her work again. And, by the Grace of God, we will not disappoint them.”
These were the words of Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday, October 17, 2015, on the final day of the International Conference of the New Patriotic Party, at the NH Grand in Amsterdam.
Having spent the majority of his adult life in Ghanaian politics fighting for the improvement in the welfare of the Ghanaian, the NPP flagbearer says this period has been long enough for him to understand the concerns of Ghanaians, as well as have a good idea what to do to help citizens build a life of dignity and fulfillment.
According to the NPP flagbearer, there are far too many Ghanaians who struggle and yet cannot make ends meet, and too many Ghanaian children who are being failed by the education system.
“I listen to the disillusionment of the average Ghana with politicians who promise them relief and end up bringing them grief when they get into office. I listen to the journalist who is saddened by the revelation that a government can spend $10 million to print presidential diaries. Yes, you heard me right: $10 million. And yet we are barely able to scrape together $10 million as a down payment on our debt to Nigeria for the supply of a truly essential product – gas,” he said.
He continued, “The message when you travel across the country is the same. We have had enough of the lies. We have been taken for granted for far too long. You and I know Ghanaians deserve better. That is why you and I have the responsibility to do what we have to do to bring about change. Change is coming. Change is within our reach, but change will depend on you and I.”