The previous Minister for Meals and Agriculture and flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Celebration, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has made an attraction to the delegates of the get together to vote for him to change into the flagbearer and symbolize the get together within the 2024 common election.
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Addressing the media and supporters who had been current as he filed his nominations on June 19, 2023, the previous agric minister indicated that the submitting of his nomination is a pivotal landmark for the get together and for the nation if he ought to win.
“Immediately marks a landmark in my journey to bear the flag of the New Patriotic Celebration (NPP) and with that, to steer this nation into our future prosperity. Let me say right here that everyone who has come right here together with representatives of farmers are right here on their very own accord. You may’t see any bus, or any massive business car bringing in folks to return and help. The folks right here have come on their very own volution and on their very robust conviction that my candidature for the flagbeareship of this get together might be good for the New Patriotic Celebration and it will likely be good for the folks of Ghana. For this, I’m very grateful.
“With the heavy downpour this morning, I assumed I’ll simply include my crew however in case you take a look at the teeming crowd which have gathered right here together with farmers and well-wishers and the large turnout of the media, it actually exhibits that the folks of Ghana have an interest within the insurance policies of Owusu Afriyie Akoto,” he mentioned.
Drawing from his observe report because the Minister for Meals and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto famous that he may use the sector as a leverage to develop the nation due to its potentials.
He believes Ghanaians haven’t been capable of even scratch the floor of the sector.
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“I can guarantee you, the identical method I used to be capable of carry agriculture to the frontline of coverage discussions, it will likely be the identical method that agriculture might be used to take us out of the clutches of the IMF. As a result of the Agric sector on this nation has nice potentials and we haven’t even scratched the floor of it.
“Throughout the six years of my service within the Akufo-Addo authorities, we laid the foundations when it comes to programmes, legislations, mental capability, and all that, to construct an agriculture which is able to present the funds each overseas and native to fund our industrial improvement, our schooling, well being and infrastructure together with motorways, farm tracks and all the necessities that we have to make a very good nation,” he added.
The flagbearer hopeful known as on the delegates of the get together to contemplate his candidature and make him the flagbearer within the presidential primaries in August and November 2023 respectively.
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“I’m subsequently assuring you all that having taken this primary step right this moment on the street to August 26 for the Tremendous Delegates, I hope I’m interesting to the delegates, polling station executives, the electoral space coordinators, the constituency executives, the regional executives, the nationwide executives, the council of elders , the patriots overseas with out branches everywhere in the world, I’m interesting to you that when the time comes, vote Owusu Afriyie Akoto to make this get together nice once more and likewise flip issues round to make sure that this nation turns into attainable,” he added.
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