Alan Kyerematen, the founder and leader of the Movement for Change, is urging Ghanaians to prioritize the competence and integrity of presidential candidates over their party affiliations.
He emphasized that his movement’s primary objective is to rally the support of more than 6.6 million floating voters who resonate with his vision for transforming Ghana.
The former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential aspirant highlighted the urgent need for Ghana to have a transformational leader rather than merely another political party.
He stressed that it was time for Ghana to transcend the traditional political divide between NPP and National Democratic Congress (NDC), hence his Great Transformational Plan (GTP).
Alan explained that the Movement for Change aims to form a unity government that includes representatives from various political parties, religious groups, and professionals to collectively advance the transformational agenda for Ghana, with a particular focus on benefiting the nation’s youth.
The independent presidential aspirant revealed that 60% of his government’s ministerial appointments would come from the youth demographic, ensuring a balanced representation of gender in his appointments.
“We are in a period of transformation,” he affirmed, suggesting that Ghana is on the brink of the next significant change since gaining political independence in 1957.
Alan, a former Trade and Industry Minister, outlined 15 thematic pillars for his proposed Great Transformational Plan, with key areas including economic stability, industrialization, agriculture, energy, health, and education.
He underscored the importance of industrialization in job creation, drawing parallels with developed countries like the United States, China, Japan, Germany, France, South Korea, and India, which have prioritized industrialization to propel their nations forward. He stressed the necessity of maintaining a robust economy to support industrialization and agriculture, emphasizing the importance of adequate funding for promoting industrialization.
He cited the “One District, One Factory (1D1F)” policy as a significant achievement with the potential to elevate Ghana to new heights.
According to him, the Ashanti region benefited from 55 projects under the 1D1F programme with 26 being operational and 13 under construction.
Kyerematen pledged to transform the Ashanti Region, into the manufacturing hub for Africa, with the goal of bolstering the nation’s economy.