Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, has said the policy of implementing the one district, one factory; and one community, one dam; are possible, achievable and realistic.
“Do not tell me and the NPP that the two policies are impossible”, Nana Addo said amidst cheers from supporters at a political rally in Tumu during the last day of his campaign tour of the Upper West Region.
He said Ghanaians are dreaming big and that desire is pushing the NPP to dream big along with them hence the introduction of meaningful policies and programmes to support the nation’s industrialisation and economic emancipation dreams.
“Let nobody thwarts this “big dream of ours”, he said, adding “the factories will encourage the youth to produce more and create jobs for themselves”.
He said it was not just a mere talk or an empty promise that the NPP was making and that the Party is committed to implementing policies and programmes to get Ghana out of its current economic woes- the unemployment situation, poverty and corruption.
The NPP’s one district, one factory and the one community, one dam promised Ghanaians would help the party build the Ghana from bottom –up, he said.
For instance, the one district one factory will boost manufacturing, create jobs and improve the economy while the one community, one dam would also help revolutionalise agricultural production through irrigation while the one million dollar for each constituency would as well help in the mechanisation of agriculture.
Nana Akufo Addo said the NPP government would revamp the Tumu Cotton Factory to create more jobs for cotton farmers and the poor roads of the area would also be fixed.
He said some people were still thinking that every government was the same and whoever came to rule would bring no change into the lives of the people but that would not be true with the NPP under his leadership.
Kouro Richard Babini Kanton, Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area, sided with Nana Addo and the vision of the NPP to provide one factory and dam each for district and community in the nation.
“I am saying it is feasible and achievable and should be implemented if he elected as President of Ghana”, the Tumu Kuoro said, urging the NPP to revamp the Tumu Cotton Ginnery to create more jobs for the youth.
The tour also took Nana Addo and entourage to Welembelle a farming community where he promised them agricultural machinery and inputs such as fertilizers to improve on agricultural production.