The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government will build a new economy when voted into office come December 7, 2012, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, running mate for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the Party has said.
He said such a new economy would be centred on petro-chemical industries and agro-processing to create jobs for the country’s teaming unemployed youths.
Dr. Bawumia said this at Juapong on a day’s campaign tour of the Volta Region on Tuesday.
The tour, which took him to Vakpo, Kpando and Nkonya, also afforded him the opportunity to apologize for the inability of Nana Akufo-Addo to visit those communities on his recent visit to the Region due to the Melcom shopping mall disaster.
The NPP flagbearer cut short his campaign tour to enable him return to Accra to sympathize with the disaster victims and their relatives.
Dr. Bawumia said a government of NPP would give priority to the financial sector and revive the “era where banks were chasing people to come for loans.”
He criticized the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government for presiding over a “wahala economy” and said it was time for a change to improve the living conditions of people.
Dr. Bawumia urged the people to vote for their children’s education by voting for Nana Addo to implement the NPP’s free Senior High School (SHS) education campaign policy promise.
Makralo Agbohla VI of Dafor-Adidome called for the establishment of a Technical and Vocational Institute at Juapong.
At Vakpo, Togbega Gbogbolulu V, Paramount Chief of Vakpo Traditional Area, expressed the conviction that NPP’s free SHS education policy was practicable and urged the party to honour that promise should it come to power.
Dr. Bawumia, in response said education played important role in economic transformation and re-assured that the free education policy would be implemented without fail.
He said the NPP was also aware about developmental challenges such as the lack of potable water and roads in the area and assured that the party would address those challenges when voted into office.
The team received rousing welcome at almost every place they visited to campaign amidst bystanders singing the free SHS jingle.