I AM CONTESTING 2020 ELECTION – NANA KONADU BREAKS SILENCE
Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Party has confirmed her participation in the 2020 elections despite the death of her husband and founding member of the NDP, Jerry John Rawlings.
The former First Lady in a statement issued on her behalf by the chairman of the NDP, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong, said she is grateful to Ghanaians for the support shown her and family since the demise of her husband.
She explained that her silence on the political scene which was due to the death of her husband should not be misconstrued as a lack of interest in contesting the 2020 elections.
She announced that with just four days left for Ghana to go to the polls, she is resuming her campaigning which she believes has been well coordinated by the party’s executives in her absence.
‘I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to the good people of Ghana for the warmth, support and genuine concern shown my children, the entire family and me in these very trying times following the loss of our dear father, husband, friend and confidant, the former President of Ghana, His Excellency Flight Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.”
“I also want to inform the people of Ghana of my decision to continue my campaign as the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party, the Party I represent, in a respectful and yet sensitive manner which accords my dear husband and the Ghanaian society the necessary regard in line with our traditions and cultural norms.”
Nana Konadu also enumerated several policies and promises which her party will embark on if she wins the 2020 elections.
She said industrialization will be the hallmark of her administration with several industries built across the country.
“With regards to industrialization, our aim is to embark on a far-reaching industrialisation program to produce goods both for the local and international markets. By this promise, every region will have a factory to add value to agricultural produce. Such factories will include Shea Butter beauty products and yam processing factories in the Northern and Savannah Regions, cocoa-processing factories in the main cocoa growing areas and vegetable processing factories in vegetable-growing areas.
“Our manifesto also recognizes the tax burden on industries and therefore we will review Ghana’s tax regime by substantially reducing or phasing out numerous regressive taxes. We will also introduce tax-incentives to enterprising companies”.