The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the culture where people choose politics as a money-making venture will be fought and defeated under his administration, God-willing from January 2017, explaining that it is frustrating the development of the country and breeding poverty.
He has, therefore, issued a warning to members of the NPP desirous of serving in his government that he would only work with people committed to working to enriching the lives of Ghanaians, and not people who wish to create, loot and share the scarce resources of the country.
“Public office is no longer going to be the platform for the brazen theft of public funds. Public service is going to be just that, public service. I have said it before, and I will repeat it. Those who are coming into office, if we win, must understand that they are coming to give public service. Those who are coming there to make money must stay in the private sector,” he reiterated.
In tackling the rampant cases of corruption, which have become widespread under the Mahama government, he reiterated his commitment to appointing “an Independent Special Prosecutor with a legislative mandate to deal with corruption, who will be appointed and empowered to tackle corruption.”
The main preoccupation of his government, therefore, he said, will be to “build a Ghana where there are jobs for our young people, where our people do not defecate in the open, a Ghana which is fit for the 21st century.”
He assured Ghanaians that the NPP has the “vision and the programme of action that will address the concerns of the vast majority of Ghanaians, around which we can inspire the rapid development of our nation.”
Nana Akufo-Addo made this known when he addressed a fundraising dinner organized in London by the UK branch of the Young Executive Forum of the NPP on Friday, June 10, 2016.