The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called for an end to tribal politics.
Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing a rally at Donkorkrom in the Afram Plains North Constituency in the Eastern Region as part of his tour of the region.
He had earlier visited the Ayensuano, Asuogyaman and Okere constituencies. He also visited the Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital where he interacted with management of the hospital, learnt of their challenges and promised to address them when given the chance to rule the country.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, as part of efforts of the Mahama administration of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to cling to power, desperate measures had been employed, including tribal politics, in the bid to win power at all costs.
That, he said, would include the use of measures that would make them susceptible to playing by negative strategies that might inure to their immediate benefit but cost the country so much in the end.
As part of the divisive strategies of the NDC, he said efforts were being made to inject fear into the people that should an NPP government take over the reins of government, there would be vindictive acts against innocent Ghanaians.
Clearly, he said, such a move could only come from a party which fails to see beyond what it enjoyed currently but was more focused on preventing the desires of the ordinary Ghanaian from being realised through voting.
Historically, he said, evidence had shown that Ghanaians had been better off under a regime of the NPP which was clearly shown by the impactful remedies that the various social interventions implemented by the Kufuor administration brought to the good people of Ghana.
Such interventions, he said, included the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Capitation Grant, the School Feeding Project among a host of others.
To that extent, he said, any vile propaganda by the NDC ought to be rejected by the good people of the country who happened to be witnesses to the beneficial policies that were implemented by the NPP.
A new government under his leadership, Nana Akufo-Addo said, would not do anything that would detract from the achievements of the Kufuor regime.
Rather, a government under his leadership, would work at revamping the NHIS which currently seemed defunct under the NDC.
His policy of free senior high school (SHS), he said, hinged on the fact that the development of the human resource base of the country towards a future of prosperity should first aim at providing the impetus for capacity building.
Such an impetus, he said, should start from the lower levels of education and that the senior high level was the most crucial link in the chain and for which matter, making it free would ensure the abundance of human resource from which all industrial human resource needs could be tapped.
The parliamentary candidate for the Afram Plains North Constituency, Isaac Nana Ofori Koree, said he was offering himself as a sacrifice to the people of the area to champion the agenda for the total development of the area.
His, he said, was a total devotion to serve the people of the constituency and therefore, made a passionate plea for them to vote for him and Nana Akufo-Addo for development, progress and prosperity.