Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, wife of the flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has assured market women of the party’s victory in the upcoming general election.
This victory, she insisted would be made possible by the prayers and confidence the people of Ghana have in the policies of the NPP as outlined in the party’s manifesto.
According to her, it would also kick-start the implementation of better economic policies that is tailored towards ensuring the reduction of taxes and commodities on the market.
Addressing a large crowd of market women at Bode, a popular trading arena within the Kumasi Central Market, Mrs Akufo-Addo asked the women to back the NPP with their votes on December 7th so as to ensure the realization of the positive change they want in their lives.
The wife of the flag-bearer encouraged the traders to continue with their hard work since many were bread winners in their families.
She, however, announced that the next NPP government would institute many soft loan schemes to support those intending to expand either their trade or business.
According to her, the party would also ensure the conditions in which they did business at the market were improved to reduce the incidence of contagious disease and illnesses due to the congestion in the market.
‘’My husband is aware of the inconveniences and challenges you face in this place where you ply your trade and am very confident that he will turn an eye to you when God willing he becomes president in 2017’’, Mrs Akufo-Addo stated to deafening cheers and applause.
Speaking to the women later at the venue, Mr Freddie Blay, Acting National Chairman of the NPP pledged the party’s commitment to improving the lot of women.
According to him, women deserved better in everything in life, particularly in the area of business since they are the ones who had sacrificed most to ensure their families were kept together.
‘’Your daily toils have ensured families stayed together since you are the providers of food and at times the breadwinners of the entire family’’, Mr Blay intimated.
He, therefore, assured them of the provision of soft-loans, credit facilities and start-up capital when the NPP assumed the reins of government in 2017.