Acting National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has added his voice to the party’s ‘1 District, 1 Factory’ policy being propagated by the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mr Freddie Blay believes strongly that the policy is achievable. “It takes creative minds to think big and make them work, and the NPP is capable of doing that. We are noted for creating jobs and implementing social intervention programmes that lessen the household burdens and poverty. ‘One District, One Factory’ is very achievable, and Nana Addo is bent on ensuring that this is done under his reign,” he said with great emphasis.
The acting National Chairman was speaking at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region after meeting with NPP regional and constituency executives as part of his agenda to monitor party activities towards the December 7 elections.
He has been to the Northern Region, where he did same, and was very sure that with the level of work done so far and the advances made by the NPP to areas that hitherto were strongholds of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), there are indications that the party (NDC) is losing the support of many Ghanaians owing to its retrogressive policies for the past eight years.
“Nana Addo and Dr. Bawumia have been going round the country and telling Ghanaians what plans the NPP has to transform the country’s economy, improve on health care delivery and education, even at the rural level. In all their tours across the country, job creation has been at the heart of their message; and an NPP government will work hard to create more jobs and business opportunities across the country,” he articulated.
Chairman Blay noted that the NPP parliamentary candidates in the Upper East Region are all capable persons who can represent their respective constituencies well and lobby for development projects for their people.
He kicked against the IGP’s intention to tamper with the use of social media on this year’s Election Day, describing it as a “joke.”
According to him, the IGP, John Kudalor, and the Ghana Police Service need to be creative in mapping up strategies to maintain the peace and stability of the country before, during and after the polls.
Mr Blay noted that with the help of social media, the public can follow the process and malpractices on the Election Day – and even before the day – and expose them (malpractices) to the security agencies and stakeholders to address.
The acting NPP National Chairman said once the Electoral Commission (EC) consults all parties in its dealings and makes its electronic mode of transmitting the election results highly transparent, devoid of hidden tricks, the IGP wouldn’t see the need to temper with the social media.
He believes that people will use the social media judiciously and not for mischief, once the process is transparent, and goes as has been agreed by all parties and the EC.