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NPP charges all ministers, gov’t appointees to follow Alan’s steps
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has charged all ministers and government appointees to follow the steps of former Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen by trumpeting the achievements in their sectors.
This charge was given by General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong on Tuesday, September 26 as the party officially reacted to the resignation of Mr Kyerematen.
Announcing his decision on Monday, September 25, the former flagbearer hopeful of the party said he achieved a lot in his nearly seven years of service in the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“On assumption of office of the NPP in 2017, under the leadership of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I was appointed as Minister for Trade and Industry in the first term of the NPP administration, and was retained in the same position by the President in his second term,” he told a group of supporters at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
“During the past six years, I led the introduction and implementation of some of the most innovative and successful programmes of the NPP, including the establishment of the One District One Factory (1D1F) initiative, the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with the Headquarters of the Secretariat in Ghana, the development of new strategic anchor industries including the Automobile Assembly and Component Manufacturing, the establishment of Business Resource Centres and Technology Solution Centers all over the country, to provide comprehensive business development solutions to MSMEs, the introduction of the new Integrated Customs Management System (UNIPASS) which has significantly enhanced mobilization of government revenue, the establishment of Industrial Parks including the flagship Greater Kumasi Industrial City and Special Economic Zone, the development of a National Export Strategy with a target of achieving export revenue of $25 Billion by 2030, and last but not the least, the introduction of Business Regulatory Reforms and a Public Private Dialogue mechanism, to facilitate Government’s interaction with the private sector.
“In spite of the limited budget put at my disposal during my tenure as cabinet minister, I was able to deliver significant achievements for the government and my country,” he pointed out.
“The party further urges all sector ministers and other government appointees to start propagating the unprecedented achievement in their sectors just like Alan Kyerematen has done.”
On Mr Kyerematen’s resignation, Mr Kodua Frimpong responded to some of the claims and said the party is focused on retaining power to ensure that ‘breaking the 8’ is achieved.