Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has appealed to Ghanaians to be patience with the Nana Addo’s led NPP government as they are putting pragmatic and sustainable measures in place to transform the country.
According to Mr Kufuor governance is not easy but the most difficult job on earth so it takes time to institute measures to build a nation.
Speaking in an interview with OTEC FM’S Piesie Lardi on December 8, 2017 to mark his 79th birth day celebration, the Former President Kufuor said, “Now that NPP programmes have been rolled out, the benefits would be experienced by the Ghanaian people soon stressing that Ghana is now in the safe hands of Nana Akufo-Addo as the president.”
He observed that, the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) mismanaged state funds and left huge debt in the national coffers which was inherited by the NPP and, therefore, entreated Ghanaians to exercise patience, as the government put in place pragmatic measures to transform the battered economy and change the lives of citizens.
Mr. Kufuor pointed out that the fulfillment of Nana Akufo-Addo’s campaign promises would ensure the rapid development of the country, and urged the citizenry to exercise patience and support the government.
He said some bold decision taken by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo towards the implementation of poverty intervention strategies, as well as good and realistic economic policies and programmes had set good perimeters for long term socio-economic growth that would facilitate accelerated national development.
He said if Ghanaians remained supportive, the implementation of the one-district-one-factory, and the one-district-one-warehouse projects, as well as the planting for food and jobs programme free SHS, reviving of NHIS and other policies of the Nana Addo led NPP government could propel the country into a realistic “middle income bracket” by 2020.
“These laudable policies can create thousands of jobs for majority of the unemployed young men and women in the formal and informal sectors”, he indicated.
“what I will appeal to Ghanaians is that they should exercise patience because governance is not easy, I can say that no job is difficult than governance and every Ghanaians can testify that NPP government inherited weak economy but the pragmatic measures putting in place by this government will transform the country,” Mr. Kufuor assured.