The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, has chuckled at the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) promise of establishing a factory each in all 216 districts of the country.
According to him, soon the NPP’s leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will assure the electorates of “husband or wife” when they secure him the presidency in the November 7 polls.
“The next we will hear from Nana Addo and Dr Bawumia [His running mate], they will tell every young man and woman in Ghana that they will give you a wife, and those who have a wife they will give you a second wife and those ladies who don’t have husbands they will supply them with husbands. I don’t understand them,” he said.
Nana Addo’s ‘one district, one factory’ has been a serious issue for discussion – speaking in the Central Region as part of a 5-day tour of the region, the NPP flagbearer, said his government would establish a factory in each of the 216 districts as part of plans to industrialize the economy.
But speaking on NEAT FM’s morning show dubbed ‘Ghana Montie’, Murtala Mohammed opined that the NPP leader always ‘trivializes’ Ghana’s economic issues with ‘future impossible promises’.
“What Nana Addo said is extremely funny. How are they [NPP] going to do that?” he questioned.
He told host Kwesi Aboagye that – the local industries promised by the opposition leader would not be able to compete with importers when the government is trumpeting a promise to scrap duties on imports.
“I think sometimes in their desperation to make promises, they always forget that they have made certain statements in the past . . . if you want to make promises, you should be mindful that the promises won’t contradict the very position you took in the past,” he said.
Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/Peacefmonline.com/