A flagbearer candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyepong, has said that he represents the new era of optimism for Ghanaians.
This statement was made by him at the Silicon House Production Studios at Tesano in Accra on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, during the official launch of his presidential campaign, dubbed “The New Dawn.” This program was monitored by Family Radio.
According to the politician, he will lead Ghana into a new era of competent political leadership and an economically prosperous country.
“In this new dawn, I envision a Ghana that is economically robust and resilient, fiscally responsible, socially cohesive, and fully accountable to the good people,’’ he said.
Even though the Akufo-Addo administration has made great strides for the nation, he said, there is still much work to be done to transform Ghana into an independent nation.
“We started out saying we were breaking our dependency on western donor agencies. The slogan Ghana Beyond Aid ran from the Jubilee House with intensity and vigor.’’
“Today, we lie on a stretcher before the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Ghana has become, in the eyes of many, a case study of how not to do it. We have had to endure a painful debt exchange program with pensioners laying siege at the Finance Ministry,’’ he noted.
According to him, the NPP party will be at a disadvantage if it contests the 2024 elections with the same individuals who put Ghana’s economy in such disarray.
“The NPP cannot afford to put forward those who led the country into the current economic challenges and expect Ghanaians to embrace them during the 2024 election.’’
“A new face, a pair of clean hands, and a leader to reconnect with the base and earn the trust of Ghanaians.’’
“I humbly submit that I, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, offer hope of a fresh start,’’ he added.