Former Deputy Ashanti regional minister; Joseph Yammin says Nana Akufo Addo’s promise of a factory in every district is laughable and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Joseph Yammin who was speaking on Sunyani based Space FM says Nana Addo’s most recent promise is not so different from the free SHS campaign he tried during the previous election but couldn’t answer when a BBC journalist asked how much it would cost to implement.
With at least four months to the 2016 general elections, Nana Akufo-Addo on the campaign trail promised to build one factory in each of the 216 districts and vowed to make industrialization the cornerstone of his policy of economic transformation.
Former Ashanti NDC Secretary Joseph Yammin however says; “Everything is possible but not with Nana Addo”.
He found it particularly amusing that Nana Addo did not specify what kind of factories he was going to build and by what timelines. “I was expecting Ghanaians to question Nana Addo on various points of his promise especially the cost”, he said in an obvious inference to the BBC situation where the NPP flag bearer lost his tongue when asked about the cost of his proposed free SHS policy.
Joseph Yammin who is a hardcore NDC politician says he is not surprised about the promise because there is no message for the NPP and “unfortunately for Nana Addo, he has to say something anyway”.
“If you want to run an infrastructure based campaign, you will fail woefully because President Mahama has done so much in that regard any infrastructural promise will pale in comparison. In the same vein, any campaign based on education will fail because President Mahama has done exploits as far as education is concerned. It is impossible to challenge John Mahama’s educational record. President Mahama has revamped more institutions than any leader elected in this country. So you see, Nana Addo is only talking because he needs to also say something”.
Joseph Yammin says the NDC government will continue with community centered policies to help the people and spread development across board.