Prior to the New PatrioticParty’s (NPP) Presidential Primaries, the Chiefs and Queen Mothers of the Sunyani Traditional Council officially backed Hon. Alan Kyerematen’s presidential aspirations.
During his two-day tour to Ghana’s Bono belt, the Traditional Council overwhelmingly supported the former Trade and Industry Minister.
Speaking on behalf of the seasoned politician, Nana Kwaku Sarbeng, Akwamuhene of the Sunyani Traditional Area, praised the patience and wisdom of the former Trade and Industry Minister.
“Now, the traditional council believes it is the appropriate time for Hon Kyerematen to assume the country’s leadership and advised NPP delegates to choose their candidate for the 2014 General Elections when they go to primaries later in the year”, Nana Kwaku Sarbeng told Alan Kyerematen.
Hon. Kyerematen pleaded with the Chiefs to instruct the delegates to choose a flagbearer who would be supported by all of the nation.
When the delegates go to the polls later this year, he urged them to consider candidates outside of the party.
“The country is expecting a turnaround based on a big vision to be delivered with competence,” the former Trade and Industry told the council and party faithfuls present.
According to Hon. Alan Kyerematen, there has to be a shift away from the over-reliance on the government to develop businesses and generate employment to a more effective method of enabling the private sector to do so.
He detailed how, while serving as President JA Kufuor’s Minister of Trade and Industry, he launched Presidential Special Initiatives (PSI) in four different economic sectors that, had the NDC, the NPP’s successor government, not canceled them after taking office in 2008, could have generated over $60 billion annually for the nation.
The industrial expert urged Ghanaians to support NPP in 2024 to build on the achievements of the current administration, such as the large industrial transformation project under the 1D1F, the Business Resource Centers, which create well-rounded business owners, the Technology Support Centers, which offer cutting-edge tools, and Free SHS and TVET, among others.
All of these projects were created to benefit from the AfCFTA, which has led to Accra being referred to as the “commercial hub of Africa,” according to Alan.
Last but not least, Nananom stated that they anticipated a natural transition from President Nana Addo to Alan Kyerematen in the same way that they had witnessed President Kufuor handing it to President Nana Addo.
They also suggested that Alan change his catchphrase to “Alan Cash, Aduro wo so” because there was no question that God was on his side.