1. Categorically, the power of a country measures proportionally with its economic resilience. Firepowers and military might are merely peripheral tools of economic behemoths. So the achievement of economic freedom has always defined the world’s superpowers. This is the limit that low-middle-income countries and low-income developing countries try to achieve with different possibilities based on different factors.
2. After attaining middle-income status, Ghana was on a path of accelerated economic progress until the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This global canker has engulfed economies around the world, shaking the giants and leaving the weak in utter despair, a situation further exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war. Today the world is talking about an unprecedented economic collapse.
3. The impact of the global financial crisis has catapulted Ghana from a fast-growing middle-income economy to a lower-middle-income country. And this should teach us the lesson of “economic consolidation”. We must tread the path of the world’s high-income countries. They strive to maintain their economic limits through robust institutions that continuously advance their human resources capabilities, improve and standard health care, technological growth and increase skills, and create more jobs to increase per capita income through industrialization.
4. We must realign our financial cracks to withstand domestic and external shocks and recover quickly from the inevitable financial crisis. This ensures sustainable economic growth.
5. After the recession, Ghana definitely needs a practical and sound transition plan. The innumerable resources that nature has bestowed upon us have qualified Ghana to rub shoulders with some of the global economic giants with strategic planning and governance. This, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has amply demonstrated in the past and at present.
6. Therefore, there is every justification why the majority of the Ghanaian population believe in the ability of the New Patriotic Party to improve their positions in this 4th Republic more than any other political party in the country.
7. Even in a context of economic turmoil unparalleled in recent global history, Ghana’s New Patriotic Party administration has been remarkable. To deserve the continued support and tolerance of Ghanaians, the party must elect a successor who is not merely rooted in party tradition. The new leader’s immeasurable experiences in political and private life and his unquestionable knowledge to speed up our economic recovery process and lead the country on the path of sustainable growth and development are all the more important. This is where John Alan Kwadwo Kyrematen comes in.
8. Outlines of his Great Transformational Plan (GTP) put Ghanaians in the picture of a prosperous Ghana in the foreseeable future. Alan Kyrematon is set to:
i. Build a strong microeconomic environment.
ii Lead a new agricultural revolution
iii Accelerate our industrial transformation
iv. Ensure accelerated infrastructure development.
v. Finalize digital mainstreaming.
vi. Ensure energy security and diversification
vii. Prioritize decarbonisation and climate resilience
viii. National security and defense optimization guarantee
ix. Consider reducing government.
X. Lead strategic engagement with the international community.
9. Ghana has potential and will shine in the whole of Africa under the leadership of John Alan Kwadwo Kyrematen.
Source: Dr. Joseph Kwadwo Danquah is Associate Professor of Human Capital Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship University of Bradford, United Kingdom
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