Dr Abu Sakara, the Presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has stressed the party’s commitment to finding solutions to national problems that other political parties have ignored over the years. Speaking on Election Headquarters on Joy FM Tuesday, he noted that political leaders over the years had failed to proffer and implement sustainable solutions to intractable problems plaguing the citizenry – a situation he said the CPP will change.
According to him, “we want to give Ghanians an option; we want them to know that we are entirely committed – as a successor generation – not only to standing on our traditional platform of service with integrity and honesty and commitment to the ordinary people of Ghana, we are also committed to ensuring that we provide fundamental solutions to the problems that other people have evaded.”
Dr Abu Sakara also pledged that the CPP will “tackle the problem of judgment debt at a fundamental level and make sure we get your money back for you.”
He disclosed that Ghanaians were concerned with fundamental issues such as the increasing gap between
“those who have and those who have not. They are concerned with unemployed particularly amongst the youth and they are concerned with cost of living.”
When a nation, he said, is not generating as much money as it is consuming, there will be a negative deficit which leads to borrowing, something he added will be tackled aggressively by the CPP. The CPP, when elected into power, he assured will prepare the human capital of the country to generate income, invest in the natural resources to generate the income, and ensuring that there is equity in the distribution of the income.
The CPP Presidential candidate disclosed that they will introduce District Opportunity Industrialization Centres for BECE graduates who did not pass their exams to acquire skills that will prepare them for life.
He assured that, they will involve small scale agriculture by introducing plantation crops to double the country’s GDP and also provide employment for people outside Accra and Kumasi, warning, “you can not develop a country with just two cities that strategy is wrong, you have to grow towns, not cities, and you grow towns by investing in other areas.”
He said the Ghanaian economy must evolve and close the technological gab the country is experiencing. This, he said, can be achieved by bringing to the fore the key role of education and knowledge.
Touching on the free Senior High School (SHS) being proposed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Sakara said the CPP has always mooted for a free SHS education and will achieve it by putting priority on basic education first and also addressing its challenges before concentrating on its implementation.
The CPP, he noted, will achieve the free SHS education by fixing the waste in the public and governance system and also by treating the country’s oil income as purely investment account to help take care of “things of higher priority” to the country.