The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that victory for him and the NPP in the December 7 elections will mean that the country will be put at the forefront of the industrialisation efforts of West Africa.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, his administration would oversee the mining of the vast and untapped bauxite deposits in Kyebi, Atiwa plains and Nyinahin, and through the building of an integrated aluminium industry, add value to the country’s bauxite deposits.
This, he explained, will facilitate the export of manufactured aluminium products, a vision which has been envisaged for several decades, stressing that “the time has come for us to move our industrial development forward.”
The NPP flagbearer was addressing yet another mammoth gathering at Nkawkaw, the venue for the party’s Eastern Regional Rally, the last of the regional rallies, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, when he made this known.
The establishment of the Integrated Aluminium Industry, Nana Akufo-Addo explained, will provide thousands of jobs for the teeming masses of unemployed Ghanaian youth resident in the Eastern Region, and across the country.
“There must be jobs in our country. The lack of jobs, which is the case under this government, poses a threat to the future stability of our country. We have put in place programmes to make sure we create jobs and prosperity for our youth so they can also stand on their own feet, thereby securing the peace and stability of our country. That is the task we have put before ourselves. We want to construct a bright future for the Ghanaian people,” he added.
In addition to this, Nana Akufo-Addo reiterated his commitment to helping to establish at least one factory in each of the 216 districts across the country.