A former Second vice chairman and Regional Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of the Upper West Region, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih is calling on the rank and file of the party to support the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to succeed.
He observed that the country should be proud the NPP had taken over power and therefore should be encouraged by the achievements made so far to lend the needed support.
In a Facebook post, he stated “Our political tradition has done a lot for Ghana whenever we are blessed with the privilege of governing the nation, and I am proud of our achievement. His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo is continuing on the path of his predecessors (Prof. Busia & Pres. Kuffour) walk through that resulted in the advancement of the development of Ghana”
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MY HUMBLE PLEA TO MY PEOPLE
I have come far in the affairs of the New Patriotic Party to the extent that the real veterans of our party refer to me as a ‘young veteran’. As a result, I owe it as a responsibility to act and behave as expected of a true veteran of the Dankwa, Dombo, Busia tradition. Our political tradition has done a lot for Ghana whenever we are blessed with the privilege of governing the nation, and I am proud of our achievement. His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo is continuing on the path of his predecessors (Prof. Busia & Pres. Kuffour) walk through that resulted in the advancement of the development of Ghana.
It’s on that basis that I am humbly urging all Ghanaians to support the government of His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo to succeed in his economic and social transformation of our dear nation. To succeed, we need a united country, and I believe we are a united people with a common agenda of developing the country. Thus far, the government of President Nana Akufo Addo has made significant strides with the implementation of the following policies:
• Free secondary education
• New economic policy regime from taxation to production
These are just a few of the achievements of this government; it is my conviction that with the support and cooperation with us all the government is poised to chalk astonishing successes. With my expertise in Social Administration, I foresee Nana Akufo Addo achieving monumental success during his tenure as President of the republic. I join most Ghanaians in wishing him well.
To members of the New Patriotic Party, we must support the government to come out with good policies and implement same for the good of our dear country. Except does who have dual citizenship, Ghana is the only place the majority of us have as our country and therefore we must ensure that we remain united as a people to bring about its development. Of equal importance is the existence of a good working relationship between political appointees and executives of the New Patriotic Party. A sour relation between these power blocks has been the primary cause of government being voted out in the 4th republic, as a party in government, we should guard against this happening to us. Both the political appointees and the party executives must see each other as worthy partners in the current political dispensation of the country; either should not see itself as more important than the other. It is only in unity and harmony that both the government of Nana Akufo Addo and the New Patriotic Party shall be able to offer prosperity to Ghanaians.
On my part, I shall do my utmost best to ensure that His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo, the government and the NPP succeed. The Dankwa, Dombo, Busia tradition is my heritage; hence I shall contribute my quota to ensuring that the NPP becomes the majority party in my home region; Upper West Region. The current crop of party executives can count on my support and cooperation in every sphere of party activities. Sustaining political power is an arduous task, that is why I am calling on all members of the NPP to put aside their interest so that we can all concentrate on our collective benefit. One does not need to occupy a position in government or the party to be a significant member of the New Patriotic Party.
God bless our homeland Ghana and make NPP great and strong.