General News of Tue, 6 Oct 2015211
I won’t steal Ghana’s money as President – Akufo-Addo
Ghana’s treasury will be safe under an Akufo-Addo presidency, the three-time presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has assured party supporters in the Brong Ahafo Region, as he tours the country to rally support ahead of the 2016 general elections.
“I am coming to do an honest job for Ghana,” he told the crowd and added: “Our nation’s money will not find its way into my pockets.”
“I am coming to do a job for Ghanaians; so they can have their economic freedom,” Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said.
The former Attorney-General, however, made the supporters aware that he cannot give that economic freedom to the country if they do not vote for the NPP in next year’s December elections.
“I am urging you to help take the NPP’s message to every household and actively canvass for the return of the NPP to power in 2016, so we can rebuild Ghana again.
“We have done it before, and I am assuring you that we can move Ghana away from the difficult conditions she finds herself in,” he added.
Answering a question posed by the Regional representative of the Concerned Teachers Association on Ghana’s current educational system, which, in their opinion, centred only on the “traditional form of education,” Nana Akufo-Addo explained that countries that have developed have placed emphasis on industrial and technological education.
Germany, which operates a dual system of education, according to Nana Akufo-Addo, employs the use of traditional education alongside technological and industrial education. This, he said, has resulted in Germany becoming the most powerful economy in Europe.
“An Akufo-Addo government will place more emphasis on industrial and technological education. If we want to transform the structure of our economy, it will be hinged on the kind of human resource that we churn out,” he explained.