Thursday, 13 July 2017

Why President Akufo-Addo Will Succeed In Transforming Ghana

The chairperson of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the  Ashanti Region, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, is reported to have stated recently that he will leave the world of Ghanaian politics, if President Akufo-Addo fails as Ghana's leader.

However, the NPP's chairperson in the Ashanti Region, needs not expend his considerable  energies worrying that  the president will fail the nation. He won't.

This blog is pretty confident that because of his determination to halt the egregious degradation of what is left of our country's natural heritage, even if he is unable to fulfill a majority of the promises he made during the campaign for the 2016 presidential elections, by December 2020, but succeeds in halting illegal gold mining, illegal logging and illegal sand-winning across Ghana, President Akufo-Addo's tenure will be considered a great success by many Ghanaians.

Whiles this blog seldom agrees with the verbally-aggressive Bernard Antwi Boasiako, it is our view that a Ghanaian president who is committed to preserving what is left of our nation's natural heritage, cannot, and must not be allowed to fail.

So the Bernard Antwi Boasiakos in our midst can rest easy. Virtually the whole nation is solidly behind the president.

If  someone like me who loathes the NPP (because it has powerful individuals in it with a secret tribal-supremacist agenda all of their own), fully supports President Akufo-Addo, regardless, is it not clear evidence that shows how broad the support for the president is right across the country?
As long as President Akufo-Addo continues to protect Mother Nature in Ghana,  one will always be supportive of him. Full stop.

The main benefit to the nation of preserving the remainder of Ghana's natural heritage, is that it can anchor a thriving ecotourism industry for our country - and earn billions of dollars that stays in Ghana (instead of flowing out of it) in addition to  creating jobs galore and micro-entrepreneurial opportunities for millions of young people right across the nation.

Last year, 2016, Thailand earned U.S.$71 billion from the 31 million visitors she hosted that particular year.

It is a point this blog will keep hamering on. For,  if properly organised, and harnessed, ecotourism could very well turn out to be the sector of the national economy that transforms Ghana into a prosperous society - and earns the acolade Ghana's greatest leader since President Nkrumah's overthrow in 1966 for President Akufo-Addo.
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