Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president-elect of Ghana has confirmed that his one-time opponent in the New Patriotic, Alan Kyeremanten will serve as the Minister of Trade and Industry under his government.
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Nana Akufo-Addo made the confirmation at a meeting with the Private Enterprise Federation at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
This meeting at GIMPA was in order to provide a platform for Nana Addo to lay down the strategy he will implement after he is sworn in on December 7th as the President of Ghana. This strategy would encompass the NPP's plan for the private sector for the next four years and the president-elect did not disappoint as he rallied support of the private sector for government's activities.
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He said his government is committed to creating a competitive economy that will produce sustainable growth but that will require the involvement of two key sectors- government and the private sector. "...You asked for a government that worked with you rather than dictate you...You are getting it," the president elect stated, charging, "roll up your sleeves and get to work."
Nana Addo noted government has a responsibility to create the congenial environment, which it will do, but the private sector also has a responsibility to take advantage of that environment.
"All irrational policies will be stopped," he promised and guaranteed a shift from the policy of taxation to that of production which will boost the economy.