Ghana was unlike industrialization until Akufo-Addo – Obiri Boahen
The deputy secretary general of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, called on the world to salute President Akufo-Addo for the level of industrialization he has brought to Ghana.
According to him, the president and the nuclear power plant under the 1 District 1 Factory (1D1F) program have transformed Ghana from an agrarian system to one with a robust level of industrialization.
“I can tell you authoritatively that under the 1D1F policy, more than 60 private industries are operating and others are about to emerge and that is industrialization.
“When the nuclear power plant came to power, there was no such thing as industrialization. You can find out from companies like Paramount, Kasapreko and Adonko the level of growth they experienced after receiving support. facilitated by the government under the 1D1F policy.
Sometimes I am surprised at what people say. Go see companies like Kasapreko and Adonko and they will tell you about the support that Exim Bank has given them and similar companies. The Ekumfi factory in the central region also received a lot of money from Exim Bank and AfDB. So how can a man sit in Kenya and say this? Please don’t, he doesn’t know anything about Ghana and he should let us.
This was his reaction to comments from the Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission and the Director of the Kenya School of Law as well as a Pan-Africanist Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba on Ghana and its chairman.
He notes that the PLO Lumumba is wrong to say that there is no industrialization in Ghana and insists that he (PLO Lumumba) is entitled to his opinions, “and he never has anything. said positive about President Akufo-Addo and the NPP “.
Professor Lumumba, in a zoom interview, said how disappointed he was with President Akufo-Addo.
According to him, the President of Ghana at the start of his term had a vision to uplift the country in terms of industrialization and development, but so far there is nothing to show with growing stories of mismanagement.
He then added that he wanted the president of Ghana to be able to rebuild himself to become the strengthened president the country needs.
The professor also added that the protest of Ghanaian youth in the streets of the capital under the banner #FixTheCountry shows the frustration of voters and how difficult life is under the leadership of the Akufo-Addo administration.
Nana Obiri Boahen reacting to this indicated that the protests have always been part of Ghana and only validate the democratic heritage of the country. “The protests have not started and will not end under President Akufo-Addo. Ghanaians have unfettered freedom than their native Kenya.
Nana Obiri Boahene in an interview with Don Kwabean Prah of Happy98.9FM on the political talk show Epa Hoa Daben described Ghana’s democracy as unmatched in the sub-region and insisted Kenya does not have one. . The politician says the PLO Lumumba is entitled to his opinions, but “that doesn’t mean they are right”.