“The youth of Africa want job-centred economic policies. But the structure of our economies is just not built for jobs.”
“The youth of Africa want job-centred economic policies. But the structure of our economies is just not built for jobs.” #votenana2012
The youth of Africa want job-centred economic policies. But the structure of our economies is just not built for jobs.” #votenana2012– Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Africa needs to compete effectively in the global economy that is why for my part I have made education the foundation for my vision to build a knowledge-based industrialized economy in Ghana.– 2012 Oppenheimer Lecture
The period of passive citizenship in Africa has hopefully come to an end and governments have begun to adapt. Africa’s young and enthusiastic Facebook generation has no time for non performing leaders. The good news is that they have accepted the wisdom in expressing their impatience through the ballot.– 2012 Oppenheimer Lecture
If democracy is about giving people a voice in matters of state, then democracy is not alien to Islamic beliefs. The Qu’ran makes it obligatory for leaders to consult their followers in the affairs of the state (Q:3:159).– 2012 Oppenheimer Lecture
The challenge for the whole of Africa in the 21st Century is to use the space of democracy to facilitate social and economic transformation. Providing economic opportunity for our people is our most critical task. Though a daunting statistic that should, nevertheless, excite African leaders to rise to the challenge. It should motivate us to be bold in investing in education and training.– 2012 Oppenheimer Lecture
The most important African project of the 21st Century after pursuing democracy is social and economic transformation. African leaders must held build societies of opportunities that meets the aspirations of the African.– 2012 Oppenheimer Lecture
My country, Ghana, is one clearly determined to walk the path of democratic empowerment. An important milestone in that journey will be passed this year, an election year.– 2012 Oppenheimer Lecture
Hello there, I’m Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and I’m running for president of Ghana.
You are receiving this broadcast either because you’re Ghanaian or you are on the contact list of a Ghanaian. My campaign to restore hope to Ghanaians is a grass roots campaign. This essentially means that I will be relying on selfless volunteers, like you, to carry my messages of an industrialized Ghana, free secondary school education and teachers first policy to the electorate. I have therefore made it a point to make social media a great part of my campaign.
You can follow me on Twitter: @nadaa2012 or become a fan on Facebook: http://facebook.com/nadaa2012. If you’re reading this, the least you can do is copy and broadcast this message via BBM or Whatsapp or email. I also encourage you to follow my campaign on Twitter and Facebook.
But there is a wider range of investment options as well. We intend to facilitate the establishment of a multi-billion dollar gas feedstock industrial estate, exploit Ghana’s multi-billion dollar iron ore resources and Ghana’s bauxite deposits, which carry a potential value of $350billion – far in excess of what we expect to reap from crude oil. An integrated aluminium and steel industry, supported by a petrochemical industry, can transform our economy within a decade, and fuel a similar transformation drive in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the population of which could be as high as 500 million by 2040. We intend to modernize agriculture to grow more and process more to make our nation the bread basket of our region. Further, Ghana is also well-positioned to be the centre of light manufacturing industry in West Africa. Our manifesto will outline such a plan, which I urge you to support so we can become partners in Ghana’s bold steps to reach the status of an advanced economy.– Speech to businesses in Houston, February 2012
I also want Ghana not only to avoid the oil curse, but also to pursue a diverse energy portfolio that evaluates renewable energy technologies and bio fuels in the Ghanaian context. Meeting our national development agenda will require substantial quantities of energy of all forms. Sustaining 10-12% growth annually translates into an annual growth of energy consumption of about the same rate. Our focus as a government will be to provide the nation with sufficient, efficient and cost-effective energy for national development.– Speech to businesses in Houston, February 2012
My administration would also tap into the full energy potential that our natural gas represents. Had certain mistakes not been made, First Oil would have been accompanied by First Gas, and I can assure you that an NPP government would work with investors with a longer-term vision for the country and would not make those mistakes again. Decisions like this are costing Ghana more than our current government will admit, about which you will hear more anon.– Speech to businesses in Houston, February 2012
We will compete harder for investment dollars. We will promote onshore investment in Ghana’s oil and gas potential, which past surveys have shown could be very significant. We will also encourage more downstream investments, including the building of refineries and petrochemical plants.– Speech to businesses in Houston, February 2012