Nana Akufo-Addo has promised that his government, when in power, will prop up infrastructural development and quality of life in the zongos (settlements predominantly inhabited by Muslims).
The 2016 presidential nominee of Ghana's largest opposition party, New Patriotic Party, assured that his proposed Zongo Development Fund will be included in his government's 2017 budget, should his party emerge winners of the December 7th election.
He was addressing the Council of Zongo Chiefs and Imams of Tarkwa, as part of his tour of the Western Region on Sunday, August 14, 2016.
According to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his government will make sure that disbursement of the said would he handled hand-in-hand with the chiefs and leaders of Zongo communities across the country “to ensure it goes directly to the heart of addressing the developmental needs of Zongos.”
He, however, asked the general public to disregard the governing National Democratic Congress' campaign against this policy. According to the NPP lead, he was not surprised at NDC's "aggressive" discreditation stressing that despite the NDC's 8-year incumbency, they had no plans or policies for the development of the country.