Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Vice Presidential Candidate, has said job creation would be the Party’s “single biggest” focus should it win the November General Election.
The NPP Government would put in motion a: “Job Creating Engine” in its first budget to address the country’s unemployment challenge, Dr Bawumia said.
He said the focus of the NPP Government would be nurturing “people and business a friendly economy.”
Dr. Bawumia was addressing members of the Tertiary Students Confederacy of the NPP (TESCON) from selected institutions in the Region at the Ho Polytechnic.
He said the NPP would move away from increasing taxes and focus on production to grow the economy.
Dr. Bawumia said the NPP would reduce corporate taxes, give tax credit to companies, which engaged fresh graduates and give tax incentives to investors in the Real Estate sector.
All import duties on raw materials and manufacturing equipment the building blocks of the economy would also be abolished, he said.
Dr Bawumia reiterated the commitment of the NPP to reinstate allowances to teacher trainees and student nurses and also assured lecturers of their research allowances.
Mr Sammy Awuku, the National Youth Organiser of the NPP, said every generation played a role in determining the future of its country and charged the youth to rise up and return the NPP to power to rescue the nation from its socio-economic hardships.
Mr Ernest Gaewu, the Ho-Central Parliamentary Candidate for the Party, said the November elections were not about Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, but about the future of Ghana and urged Ghanaians to vote for change.
Dr Archibald Letsa, the Volta Regional First Vice Chairman, NPP, expressed the hope for a landslide victory for the Party.