The National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Salam Mustapha, says the party is on track to becoming the first political party to sweep three straight elections.
He noted that the energy, zeal and fire-in-bellies of the citizenry cited at the grassroots is proof that the party will be emerge victorious come 2024.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, Mr Salam Mustapha also stated that the party is ready to regain the Assin North parliamentary seat, which was recently declared vacant.
He also expressed confidence in their victory, citing the significant infrastructural projects and development undertaken in the constituency under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“Very soon, there will be another by-election in the Assin North Constituency, and we are ready for it. This past weekend, I was in the constituency and was amazed at the level of development that this government has undertaken there,” he said.
“Superb first-class roads, a beautiful AstroTurf, water projects, schools, just to mention but a few. We are going to Assin North, and we are going to win it hands down,” he added.
Additionally, he highlighted the party’s commitment to youth development, and mentioned their recent nationwide tour of all 16 regions.
The purpose of the tour was to strengthen party structures, engage with youth groups, and gather feedback from party members across the country.
He emphasised various pro-youth policies introduced by the NPP, such as the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Ghana Cares Obaatanpa programme, and Presidential Pitch Programme under the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP).
Turning his attention to the opposition National Democratic Party (NDC), Salam Mustapha slammed former President John Mahama for lacking useful policy statements for the youth and engaging in deceit and propaganda.
He underscored the NPP’s achievements in job creation, stating that the government has created over 2 million jobs in just seven years.
Also, he told the press about the various infrastructural projects put together by the government since assuming office in 2017.
He cited the construction of a One District One Factory to produce ethanol, development of major roads all in the Volta Region as a testament to this fact.
He further cited the construction of the Ofankor to Nsawam stretch of the dualisation of the Accra-Kumasi Road, flyover at Spintex to join East Legon to ease traffic on that stretch, construction of various roads at Abomaso, Kpasinkpe, and other districts across the country.
He added that the government had, by far, digitalised all sectors of the country than any government, saying several other projects, including the Agenda 111 Hospital project, were being built across several districts of the country.
He said the Government recognises the economic difficulties facing the country, and is committed to addressing them.
To this end, he called for support, and encouraged Ghanaians to keep faith with the government, highlighting the party’s dedication to youth development and empowerment.
“This is the legacy Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will leave behind, and history will remember him. We may not appreciate him now, but certainly, his name will be written in the sands of time as one of the greatest leaders this country has ever had. This is a government that is working for you. So help it break the 8 to continue with the development and progress of our dear motherland,” he said.