NPP Manifesto We are ready to take over gov't - Kufuor

Speaking at the launch of the NPP Manifesto at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, Mr Kufuor said his government under the New Patriotic Party was able to achieve middle-income status for the country “because it is in our party's DNA.”

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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said the New Patriotic Party is ready to take over power and steer government to the heights of development as the party once did under his tenure.

Speaking at the launch of the NPP Manifesto at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, Mr Kufuor said his government under the New Patriotic Party was able to achieve middle-income status for the country “because it is in our party's DNA.”

He said nowhere has poverty been alleviated by impoverishing the people. We can only alleviate poverty by creating wealth. We must never shy away from wealth creation.”

The former President entreated the supporters to give the party the nod this December 7 to enable it to turn around the fortunes of the country.

Meanwhile, supporters of the party have defied heavy rains this Sunday morning and converged, in their numbers, at the Accra International Trade Fair Centre for the launch of the party’s 2016 manifesto.

The party, ahead of the official launch of the manifesto has revealed some highlights of the policy document.

Below are some of the highlights:

a) The next NPP government will construct new harbours at James Town and Keta.

(b) The next NPP government will provide Freedom Cards to the aged to have free access to all public transportation and other public facilities.

(c) The next NPP government will restore, in full, teacher and nurse trainee allowances in the first-quarter in office.

(d) The next NPP government will build an Accident and Emergency centre in Takoradi.

(e) The next NPP government will abolish the payment of utility bills by students, right after assumption of office.

(f) The next NPP government will pass a legislation to ensure that at least 20% of road contracts awarded to foreign contractors are sub-contracted to local contractors.

(g) The next NPP government will increase the amount of loans under the student loan scheme and restructure and streamline its administration to enhance recovery of the loans.

(h) The next NPP government will immediately, right after assumption of office, reduce taxes on electricity tarrifs to provide immediate relief to households and industries.

(I) The NPP government will establish a factory in every district to create more employment tor the youth

(J) In the three regions up north, an irrigation dam will be built for every district.

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