An aspiring parliamentary candidate of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Prestea Huni Valley constituency, Theophilus Tawiah, has pledged to break the chains of underdevelopment and political stagnation in his area.
He has, therefore, promised to bring about a renaissance in his area with an unwavering commitment to propel the region into a brighter future to usher in a wave of revitalisation and progress.
He made the pledge in an exclusive interview with this paper at the just-ended 11th International Tax Conference 2023 held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) yesterday.
Mr Tawiah, who is a private legal practitioner and lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Law School, expressed his determination to drive economic diversification, foster job creation, and uplift the livelihoods of the local population.
“At present, the constituency is underdeveloped. There’s the urgent need to address the prevailing economic challenges in the constituency,” he stressed.
He outlined his vision for a multifaceted approach to transform the local economy, with a focus on both financial and business architecture.
The tax expert firmly believes that the time has come to transcend the stronghold of illegal mining, known as galamsey, that had dominated the region noting that “an economy centered solely around galamsey is insufficient for a thriving town.”
The parliamentary candidate hopeful further assured a comprehensive restructuring of the economy, aimed at seeking to cultivate a diverse range of industries that can create a wealth of opportunities beyond the confines of galamsey.
Theo@Law, as the law lecturer is affectionately called, revealed that one of the cornerstones of his vision is the empowerment of the youth through meaningful job creation opportunities.
“The youth need hope, jobs, and a chance to contribute positively to their families and community,” he said.
He stressed that a steady job not only improves individual lives but also has a multiplying effect on families and society as a whole.
“I am committed to ensuring that the youth in my area have access to employment opportunities, an improved standard of living, quality healthcare, and comprehensive infrastructural development,” Mr Tawiah assured.
The parliamentary candidate hopeful noted that, among other things, his main reasons for contesting the primaries are to recapture the seat from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Touching on tomorrow’s NPP Super Delegates Conference, he passionately appealed to the party delegates, stressing the importance of their participation in this crucial phase of the electoral process.
He emphasised that selecting the right flagbearer candidate was pivotal in realising the ‘breaking the eight’ political jinx in the country.
“The upcoming November Delegates Election will shape the course of our party’s and country’s future for the next four years. We must unite as a party and ensure that our collective voice is heard in selecting a candidate who embodies our values and vision for Ghana,” he urged.