Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said Ghanaians should allow Nana Akufo-Addo to become President in the 2016 elections because he has their interest at heart.
“…Vote for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He’s the leader, who has your welfare at heart and has always put the Ghanaian people first,” Dr Bawumia, who is running mate to the three-time flagbearer said when the two of them visited and consoled victims of two separate fire incidents in the Ashanti Region on Thursday January 21.
Addressing the residents of Dagomba line, one of the areas ravaged by the fire, Dr Bawumia said: “We have 290 more days left for Ghanaians to witness the proper management of the National Health Insurance Scheme to be put, 290 days towards the restoration of teaching and nursing trainee allowances, and 290 more days for the prudent management of the nation’s resources.”
Ahead of visiting Dagomba line, Dr Bawumia and Mr Akufo-Addo, together with a horde of party leaders toured the fire-ravaged Kumasi Central Market, where some 400 shops were razed by the January 6, 2016, fire.
Speaking to the crowd of market women, the NPP flagbearer bemoaned the failure of government to pay critical attention to markets across the country, and put in place measures that will reduce the incidence of market fires to the barest minimum.
Contributing 200 bags of cement towards the rebuilding of the market, Mr Akufo-Addo assured the market women that “an Akufo-Addo government will ensure that securing our markets, which is the source of livelihood for many families across the country, is a topmost priority. We will make our markets safe for you so that you can make a decent living out of trading. The spectre of losing your livelihood because of fire outbreaks must end.”
With less than 10 months to the holding of the 2016 election, Nana Akufo-Addo explained that it is imperative for all eligible Ghanaian voters to exercise their God-given power and elect, peacefully, a government that will replace the incompetent administration of President John Mahama, whose government has only brought hardships and poverty to Ghanaians.
To this end, Nana Akufo-Addo urged the market women to help send the NPP’s message of hope to every corner of the Ashanti Region, so that “the NPP will record a massive margin of victory in the Ashanti Region, and across the country, when the results of the 2016 elections are declared.”
Mr Akufo-Addo also donated 100 bags of cement and 5 packets of roofing sheets to the squatters whose 200 shacks were destroyed in the fired. To the school children resident in the area, he donated 100 textbooks and 100 school uniforms.
Apart from Dr Bawumia, the NPP flagbearer was accompanied by Mr. Freddie Blay, acting NPP National Chairman; John Boadu, acting NPP General Secretary; Otiko Afisa Djaba, National Women’s Organiser; Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako; Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, former presidential aspirant and former Minister of Trade and PSIs under President Kufuor; Francis Addai Nimo, former presidential aspirant and MP for Mampong; Stephen Asamoah Boateng, former presidential aspirant and former Minister of Information; Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, MP for Kwadaso; Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, MP for Tafo; Patricia Appiagyei, MP for Asokwa; Sheikh T.B. Damba, former 2nd National Vice Chairman of the NPP; Rashid Bawa, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Stephen Amoah, acting Ashanti Regional NPP Organiser; Hajia Zeinabu Sallow, Ashanti Regional NPP Treasurer; amongst others.