Source: Emmanuella Ewurabena Acquaye
Former Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has urged Ghanaians to put their trust in him, in his bid to lead the country as an independent presidential candidate.
In an interview with Nhyira FM’s Nana Jantuah on the “Kuro yi mu nsem” show, he said his track record speaks for him.
“When you look at the industry sector, my record is there. When I was a minister, within a short time and with little resources, I was able to do a lot. Looking at the results, I was able to create over a hundred and sixty thousand direct and indirect jobs in Ghana. So when you give me the executive position, I will do well.”
According to Alan, being a minister does not give one the freedom to implement projects to their full potential.
“When you are a minister, you are not a president. The reason I want the mandate is that, when you have the executive position, the plans are your own, so you are able to invest in various projects,” he explained.
Alan Kyerematen further explained he has a good record when it comes to trading and supporting businesses.
“Africa trades with each other now. We have created ‘one market’ for Africa. For instance, if someone sells footwear in Kumasi, he can go and sell it in South Africa with no duty or quota. This took place under my leadership. That was even the whole of Africa,” he said.
The independent presidential hopeful believes he is a man of his word, hence Ghanaians would have a better leader when he is given the mandate.
Alan Kyerematen resigned from the governing New Patriotic Party citing ill-treatment, and declared his intention to run as an independent candidate in Ghana’s 2024 presidential election.