Former president John Agyekum Kufour says until the Akufo-Addo led-administration deliver sound economic policies and adhere to the principles of good governance, the citizenry would continue to agitate.
He said, as the nation takes a cue from advanced countries in enhancing the economic fundamentals, it is imperative for the party to respect the rights of citizens, irrespective of the person’s political, financial or ethnic standing.
“All over the world these two principles go hand-in-hand. It is therefore significant for every government to offer these policies to the citizens.
“The tradition of the NPP that our forebearers left behind is delivering solid economic prosperity for the masses. And until this administration improves upon these deliveries, the citizens would continue to demand accountability from us,” Mr Kufuor said these when addressing party supporters at the ongoing delegates’ conference of the NPP in Kuforidua in the Eastern Region.
He said even though the party has performed creditably in the first one-and-a-half years in office, there are still some bottlenecks that ought to be removed, to accelerate the developmental agenda of the country.
The theme for the 26th conference is “Building a stronger party; delivering prosperity to Ghanaians”.
Mr Kufuor believes that a solid and united party, devoid of internal rancor, would help consolidate the gains of the party, as it steers the affairs of the nation.
“Our people should remember that we need a united front to be able to deliver as the ruling party. We must eschew internal wrangling and help President Akufo-Addo to fulfil all our campaign promises.
“We must not forget that we only have four years to deliver the numerous promises we made to the people, so it is important that we adopt an all hands-on deck approach. We must support the president to deliver because four years is very short,” the former president warned.
Against that background, Mr Kufuor cautioned party executives and government appointees not to be complacent and remain focused in ensuring that the party delivers on its electoral mandate.
“As an elder of the party, I must tell you that Power is very tricky. It has a way of tricking people. Power can easily corrupt, so we must not be complacent. So, we must not sit on our laurels and continue to work hard,” Mr Kufuor added.
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