Politics Thu, 31 Jan 2008

Independent Presidential Candidate steps in GNA

Accra, Jan. 31, GNA - Mr. Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah, an Independent Presidential Candidate on Thursday identified self-empowerment for sustainable wealth creation as the only means by which Ghana could develop.

"Let us shift focus from government and rather look into the private sector to drive the nation forward. Empowering ourselves through job creation is the key to reduce poverty", Mr Amoafo-Yaboah said when he paid a visit to the Ghana News Agency to acquaint himself with its activities. The 54 year-old businessman outlining his objectives said, the development of human capital, education, health and infrastructure were the issues on his agenda when given the mandate in January 2009. Mr Amoafo-Yeboah said he was determined to win with or without colossal amount of money to campaign adding, "While money plays an important role, it is not the ultimate ingredient in winning an election".

When quizzed about his motivation, he said there was too much polarization in our party systems and that, "there should be neutrality at the top to bring development to the nation". Mr Amoafo-Yeboah said the country was bedevilled with too much unemployment and other such social issues and called for radical measures to address such issues.

"We need to take an inward look into our domestic consumption and develop it to create more jobs for the people", he said.

Mr Boakye Dankwa Boadi, Supervising Chief Editor of GNA said the responsibility provide him fair coverage on his campaign tours across the country and encouraged him to use the agency to his advantage. Nana Appau Duah, General Manager, GNA encouraged him to visit the grassroots where development was lacking and assess the situation better to provide the relevant developmental needs when elected. 31 Jan. 08

Source: GNA