Gov’t has neglected Ashanti Region – Nana Addo

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo Addo has accused the Mahama administration of neglecting the Ashanti Region.

Nana Addo said the region with rich mineral resources is wallowing in poverty due to the bad policies of the National Democratic Congress government.

Addressing a durbar of chiefs at the Manhyia Palace, Nana Akufo Addo said the NDC government must be kicked out in this year’s polls to enable the NPP bring on board better governance.

“The undeniable truth is that the Ashanti Region is home to a great deal of Ghana’s wealth – our cocoa, gold etc. However, the talk emanating from the region is not a good one. Everywhere I have been to, I am met with phrases such as ‘Nana come and save us’, ‘Nana, we are suffering’,” the NPP flagbearer said.

Nana Addo who is on a five-day tour of the Ashanti Region touted his one-factory-one-district message to the people.

He said his government will set up grains and legumes development board, originally established in Kumasi by the late Dr. K.A Busia’s government, to provide the needed assistance to farmers; buy their produce at a guaranteed price; provide irrigation facilities; and establish mechanization centres for each district for farmers.

“We have a lot of well-thought through policies and programmes to help bring jobs, wealth and prosperity to Ghana and to Asanteman, if we are given the opportunity. I, therefore, came here to ask for your blessings, so that, God-willing when we win, these good policies and progarmmes can be implemented,” he said.

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