Former NPP member, Alan Kyerematen, has expressed his belief that industrialization, not digitalization, holds the key to Ghana’s development.
In an interview on Opemsuo Radio’s Nkwantannanso with Kofi Boakye on October 3, he argued that industrialization is a proven job creator, and he emphasized its importance in developed countries.
“Some say digitalization but we all know industrialisation creates job. If you go to developed countries, what helps is industrialization.”
He stressed that a country that manufactures its own goods can generate more employment opportunities.
Alan further said that if elected president, his government would focus on boosting the agricultural sector and enhancing the marketing and distribution of foodstuffs to reduce transportation costs.
“The ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ is good but if you want strong agriculture then you have to do large scale commercial farming.”
Alan Kyerematen, who left the NPP on September 25, 2023, has declared his intention to run as an independent presidential candidate in the 2024 General Elections. He cited a lack of appreciation for his experience and knowledge within the party as a reason for his departure.
“Under the circumstances and given the context provided, I wish to use this platform to announce that I am honourably resigning with immediate effect from the New Patriotic Party to contest for the high office of the President of the Republic of Ghana in the 2024 General Elections, as an Independent Presidential Candidate.”
Story by Adwoa S. Danso