General News of Mon, 12 Dec 20165
Akufo-Addo will offer visionary leadership – Vicky Bright
Nana Akufo-Addo as president will provide visionary leadership to transform the economy and provide wealth for citizens, a former legal advisor to ex-president John Kufuor, Vicky Bright, has said.
According to her, just as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Dubai has done for his country, president-elect Akufo-Addo will do same for Ghanaians.
“When I first went to Dubai I was in awe. I just kept thinking this is pure desert sand which has been transformed. So, I actually felt very sad the first time I went to Dubai…because these guys only have sand and they started before the oil. But the guy had vision, the sheikh had vision, and that is what is lacking in most [countries] on our continent. And so Africa needs visionary leadership and we in the NPP believe that that kind of visionary leadership is what, by God’s grace, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is going to provide Ghana and move us from where we are,” she told Prince Minkah on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Monday December 12.
According to the private legal practitioner, “Africa provides 75 per cent of the raw material for the industrial world and yet we are the poorest continent. Ghana is blessed, we don’t have desert sand here; we have gold, we have manganese, we have iron ore, we have bauxite in huge quantities, we have gas and we are a small nation. So, all these blessings that we have had require proper exploitation for the benefit of Ghanaians, but when you are in a situation where the richer you get as a nation [and] the more discoveries you make of natural wealth, the poorer the people become, it’s a serious situation.
“When I walk outside, I see a lot of trees branded with NDC colours. Each of those trees is four different colours of cloth. Each of the cloth is like GHS10 a yard or so, and it’s about GHS100 per tree and there are people sitting under that tree who can’t afford to buy pure water. So, to me, when you are in charge you have to be compassionate, you have to be in tune with the people, you have to feel the pulse of the people, and you have to respond to the needs of the people.”