Former Trades Minister, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, has observed that the country is currently in economic distress because National Democratic Congress (NDC) government cannot solicit support outside.
According to him, the ruling political party lack international touch and because of this they (NDC) are not able to attract adequate international support to help the country to overcome its present financial difficulties.
Dr. Konadu Apraku opined that Ghana’s economic problems, which had impoverished majority of the citizenry, could have been averted if the NDC government and its top members had a clout of the international stage.
The former Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso North Constituency in the Ashanti Region stated that NDC’s lack of international links was also preventing potential foreign investors from investing in the country.
He therefore appealed to the electorates to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who have strong international links to help Ghana overcome its problems.
“We are experiencing one of the worst economic problems in the history of our country presently because the ruling NDC and their leading members don’t have international links who can assist the country.”
“Nowadays we hardly see foreign investors visiting our country to do business to expand the economy and create job opportunities for the unemployed youth”, he said whilst speaking at the Asawase Constituency NPP campaign launch.
Dr. Konadu Apraku therefore urged the electorates to vote massively for the NPP “because this is a party whose leading members have strong links outside which can attract foreign investors to boost the economy”.
“Most of the NPP leading members either schooled or worked in America, Europe or Asia so we have classmates and friends who are making it big in their various countries and would therefore readily come to invest here if the NPP is in power”.
The programme which was christened ‘People’s Forum’ and aired live on Ashh FM in Kumasi was attended by NPP Presidential Candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Joe Gartey and other top party members in the region.