Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party(NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 1 gave the assurance that Ghana will sustain the path of growth soon, urging the country’s workforce to remain faithful to the Ghanaian enterprise.
Nana Addo said the economy is in shambles because of the “bad leadership, coupled with the introduction of amateurish and panic measure financial policies,” of the current government.
“Year after year, especially over the last 7 years, workers have been promised “Better Times Ahead”, “A Better Ghana”, only to be confronted with the stark reality of today’s Ghana under President Mahama – low wages, rising cost of living, deteriorating living conditions, economic hardships, and job losses as a result of collapsing businesses brought about by an unfavourable economic environment, amongst others,” he stated.
But, the biggest opposition leader said amidst the hardships of Ghanaians, his party – the NPP insists on its commitment to building a society of opportunities for the Ghanaian people, which will provide good education, good skills, good jobs and good pay for all its citizens when it comes to power.
In a statement to congratulate the workers of Ghana, on May Day, Nana Addo exhorted workers and Ghanaians in general to commit to the security and unity of the country ahead of the crucial polls in November.
He congratulated all Ghanaian workers both in the formal and informal sectors, for their hard work and contribution to Ghana’s development.
Workers in Ghana are joining their counterparts across the globe to celebrate May Day today.
The national theme for this year’s event : “Election 2016: The Role of Workers in Securing Peaceful Elections for National Development,” was chosen with recourse to the contribution of the working force towards a peaceful polls this year.
President John Dramani Mahama will be the Special guest of honour at this year’s celebrations which takes place at the jubbilee park in Wa in the Upper West region.
Police in the Upper West region say they have put in place counter terrorism measures to ensure an incident-free celebration.