There are no strict formulas to outlining the points in your presidential manifesto, and this was proved today by Nana Akuffo-Addo at the NPP manifesto launch in Accra. The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party in talking about why he wants to be president of Ghana borrows from the age old art of poetry to capture the hearts of his followers.
The NPP presidential hopeful summed up the 7 core points of development he wanted to undertake once he was elected into office, in a crafty poetic form. Read the poem by Nana Addo below:
"I want a Ghana that has equal opportunities for all its citizens and provides quality education to ensure a skilled workforce.
“I want a Ghana where our young people can feel and be confident of a vibrant future “I want a Ghana where hard work pays and competence rewarded.
“I want a Ghana where hard work pays and competence rewarded.
“I want a Ghana where honest labour is remunerated with honest returns.
“I want a Ghana where every citizen has access to potable water.
“I want a Ghana where the rule of law is the ultimate and equal sanction for all citizens.
“I want a Ghana where government is accountable to the electorate, not with artist impressions of projects and green books.”
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