By: Barima Sarpong
Dear Patriots, distinguished Kukurudu Family, I think it is in order to congratulate ourselves on the occasion of our 29th anniversary as the New Patriotic Party. It’s been 29 years of defending democracy in the face of decorated dictatorship, offering responsible opposition to power upon stolen verdicts and showing the way of good governance and leadership even when opposition turns consciously destructive.
To our deserving credit under the leadership of Prof Adu Boahen, we fought for democracy, we defended same and defeated culture of silence. Ghanaians still remember our integrity under President J.A Kufour for achieving, inter alia, the establishment of NHIS, F-CUBE, successful implementation of HIPIC, school feeding programme, free maternal care, etc. In spite of the global crisis of Covid-19, we have a lot to our credit under H.E President Akufo Addo. The Free SHS Programme, NABCO, One Constituency One Ambulance, Planting for Food and Jobs, One District One Factory are just few of our numerous achievements.
We have been largely successful in serving the people of Ghana, but we have been regrettably unsuccessful in communicating our achievements effectively, particularly, the 1D1F which is arguably President Akufo Addo’s best legacy spearheaded by Hon Alan Kyerematen.
On the 21st day of July, 2021, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon Alan Kyerematen gave a comprehensive update on 1D1F project to parliament of Ghana. The minister made the following presentation on the floor of parliament.
- Since the beginning of the Programme to date, there are 278 1D1F projects at various stages of implementation.
- Out of this number, 104 companies are currently in operation, 150 are under construction and 24 are at the mobilization stage.
- One Hundred and Sixty Five (165) out of the 278 companies are new projects representing 60% whilst 113 companies are existing projects being supported,
Hon.Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen-Minister of Trade & Industry