The Ga Mantse, Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, has charged Alan Kyerematen, a presidential hopeful of the New Patriotic Party, to promote an agenda that would be beneficial to the whole of the country and ensure greater national inclusiveness.
Speaking for his people, he noted that many politicians had taken the Ga state for granted, and appealed to the former Minister of Trade and Industry to change the narrative, if he is elected to lead the NPP, and eventually become the President of the country.
It is in this direction that he pledged his continuous prayers in support of his candidature, as he campaigns to be elected as the flagbearer of the NPP.
The Ga Mantse made the call when Mr Kyerematen led a 21-member delegation to pay a courtesy call on him at his palace yesterday in Accra.
Taking his turn, Mr Kyerematen told the Ga Mantse that Gas will feature prominently in his government, if he is elected president of Ghana in the future. He said he would as well lift up the Gas state because it is the entry point into the country.
He noted that “breaking the eight will be a historical feat because this will be the first time that we will go beyond eight years of our political cycle, but we must break the eight, but we can only break the eight with somebody who has a proven record to deal with the two challenges (youth unemployment and maintaining strong resilient economy) that I have already alluded to.”
“So, I want you to speak silently to those of your subjects who will be voting as delegates in our party, and I also want you to be able to make a case not only to stand as leader of our party but also to move onto the presidency of the nation. I want the Ga state to stand solidly behind me,” Mr Kyerematen added.
The former Trade Minister maintained he is the best man to transform the country, saying he had amassed lots of experience in politics.
“The two most important challenges that confront us as a nation currently are maintaining a strong resilient economy, and, secondly, creating job opportunities, particularly for our youth. These two challenges cannot be dealt with significantly without transforming our country. Since independence, we’ve been to the IMF 17 or 18 times, and we are currently working towards receiving a package from the IMF,” he said.
“We’ve to reverse this trend, and the only way is to have a transformational leader who can move the country’s growth to transformation, and in all humility and modesty, I believe that I offer those opportunities to move this country forward to transformation,” he added.