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Akufo-Addo reaffirms promise of building a new society of opportunities

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The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reaffirmed his promise of building a new society of opportunities if elected President of Ghana in the 2012 general elections.

This was contained in a New Years' Message delivered to Ghanaians.

Nana Addo first made this promise at a Thanksgiving Service held at the Ridge Church on Saturday, August 14th 2010, where members of the NPP gave thanks to the Almighty God for His dominion over the historic NPP presidential primaries.

He, at the time, said, “The ultimate test for Ghana's democracy, besides confidence in the electoral system, is by winning the enduring war against mass poverty and this can be achieved by building a new society of opportunities.”

This new society of opportunities, he said, would be built through the radical intensification of efforts in pursuing the transformation and modernisation of the national economy, so that it could create jobs and prosperity for the broad mass of the people on the basis of social justice, the rule of law, respect for human rights, the principles of democratic accountability, and individual liberty and enterprise.

Reaffirming the promise made in August 2010, Nana Addo said one way of pursuing the agenda of creating a new society of opportunities for every Ghanaian was continuing all the progressive programmes that the NPP administration, under President John Agyekum Kufuor, initiated.

“Ours is to build a new Ghana, where fairness, freedom and fraternity are supreme. We will, therefore, not relent in our established efforts to provide affordable, quality healthcare for all and to give free, quality education and skills for jobs to every Ghanaian child or youth, regardless of the circumstances of birth. We are the party that can fix it. We are the NPP”, Nana Addo added.

Nana Addo pledged to make Ghana a safe, peaceful, united and truly democratic country to live in, where the rule of law, human rights, and the principles of democratic accountability are respected.

“There is hope for Ghana. There is a brighter future ahead of us all. Victory is, indeed, promised to those who persevere. Ghana is destined to succeed. You can trust us to make Ghana succeed. We are the NPP”, Nana Addo said in concluding.