“An NPP government, under my leadership, will do its best to improve people’s lives. . We have spent time getting our plans right. We have a clear vision of where we want to take Ghana and a detailed road map of how to get there. But in order to make the journey we, humbly, need you, fellow citizens and fellow Ghanaians, to make a decisive choice”
My life has been about service to people. This has been my driving force as a lawyer, as a political activist against military rule, as a campaigner for human rights and democracy, as a Member of Parliament, as Attorney General and as Minister for Foreign Affairs. In between these endeavors, I have also been in business and done reasonably well. Twenty years ago, I was excited by the potential of mobile telephones and played a pioneering role in bringing the first mobile telephony company, Mobitel, to Ghana, which started an industry that has transformed the lives of millions of Ghanaians. As a lawyer, I mentored many young people who are now among the leading lawyers of our country. It is these various roles and experiences that I believe, in all humility, have prepared me for the serious job of the Presidency.
I do not underestimate the challenges we face in trying to achieve these goals, especially since many of you do not trust politicians, because of the many broken promises. But, I want you, the Ghanaian people, to give me the opportunity to serve you differently. I want you to trust me. I am no stranger to you. I have stood with you all my adult life, fighting for our individual and collective rights. I am proud of what we have so far achieved in political and civil rights. The next struggle is for economic progress: transforming our economy for opportunities and prosperity for us all, regardless of the circumstances of our birth. I am strong in my conviction and confident that we can do it. I know we are capable. Let us be strong and courageous.
God did not put us on this rich land to be poor. It is bad leadership that makes us poor. So let us change now! And move Ghana forward together. I believe in you. I believe in the can-do spirit of Ghanaians. I believe in Ghana. And, above all, I believe in God.
“ On December 7th, give us your mandate. Together, we will transform Ghana, and use all the blessings that the Almighty has bestowed on us to bring prosperity to our people and nation.”