A presidential candidate hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former Attorney General, Joe Ghartey, has promised to run a lean government, if given the opportunity as president of Ghana.
According to him, his experience in the political space convinces him that any government can better manage the resources of the country with at most 60 ministers.
Addressing NPP delegates in the Greater Accra Region, the Essikado-Ketan legislator and former Deputy Speaker of Parliament assured the NPP delegates that he is best placed to win the 2024 general elections, and should therefore be voted to lead the party.
Mr Ghartey presented a strong case for himself, highlighting his experience in law practice, Parliament and infrastructure development.
He noted that the worth of experience gathered over the years had prepared him for the position of President. He also stressed the importance of the rule of law and equality before the law, stating that as a former Attorney-General, he “not only believed in law and order but also used the law as a tool for social and economic engineering”.
He expressed confidence in his ability to develop a good working relationship with Parliament for the benefit of the country.
On infrastructural development, Mr Ghartey spoke about his work in railways development, which he said “would be a key part of his development agenda when elected as President”.
He disclosed that before he left office the Western line was under development, while the Tema to Mpakadan line was almost complete, adding that the rail sector remains a topmost priority on his development agenda.
He also recounted his long association with the Greater Accra regional branch of the NPP, stating that he had always worked tirelessly for the party in the region, contributing resources at all levels and to several constituencies.
The NPP delegates expressed appreciation to Mr Ghartey for his assistance for the region, and assured him of their support.