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Newly elected CPP flagbearer warns NPP & NDC


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Newly elected flag bearer for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet has warned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be on the lookout because he was serious for business come election 2016.

In an apparent reference to negatively affecting their electoral fortunes, Mr Greenstreet said he was going to put the lights out for the NDC and NPP.

In an interview on Accra based radio station, Joy FM on Monday, Mr Greenstreet said the debilitating electricity supply has been a real burden for Ghanaians which has affected even those in lowest layers of society.

He said that although the dumsor problem is one of accumulated lack of investment, he contended that it cannot be blamed on a single government.

According to him his government would look into renewable energy and also give private sector a role to play in the energy sector in order to give the Ghanaian consumer a choice.

Touching on what his government would do if elected into power, he said he would ensure a responsive economy tailored towards developmental needs of Ghanaians.

Mr Greestreet explained that what Ghana needs currently is an economy that deals directly with challenges that confront its citizens.

He added that with his proposed responsive governance, borrowing and use of money will be engaged in productive sectors that will lead to greater benefits to the people and the economy as well.

On healthcare, Mr Greenstreet observed a lack of sufficient attention paid to people especially those in the towns and villages across the country.

He explained that his government would make healthcare delivery a priority to such people who travel long distance to access healthcare facilities.

In addition to that his government would reduce taxes of health personnel especially those outside the cities to serve as an incentive for work hard.

On education, he suggested a total Information Technology revolution in the education sector by making the internet facility available in every school nationwide.

He would also ensure computer tablets are available to every single pupil nationwide in order to help move the country forward.

Mr Greenstreet said his government will make key strides in the area of infrastructure by making remote places accessible particularly the agricultural parts of the country and therefore would support the idea of the Ghana infrastructure fund that has been set up by the current government and also look at ways of raising revenue into it.

On possible collaborations with other political parties if the election should hit a run-off he said although Ghanaians are looking for a third party to take over from the NPP and NDC, there was a need for pragmatism and when the time comes for such collaborations, he would look into it.