Ghana Needs A Transformational Leader
Mr. John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, the founder and leader of the Movement for Change, has said Ghana at the moment needs a transformational leader to turn around the dwindling fortunes in the country for the betterment of the youth.
According to him, the 2024 general election is about competition of ideas and competence and, therefore, called on Ghanaians to elect a President based on his “vision and integrity,” but not on the basis of his party affiliation.
“We are in a period of transformation,” he said, adding “Ghana is about to experience the next major change after Ghana’s political independence in 1957.”
The former Trade and Industry minister, who disclosed this on Angel Morning Drive in Kumasi on Tuesday, October 3, said the destiny of the country lies on a transformational leader and not a new political party.
He explained that the purpose for his movement is to mobilize the over 6.6million eligible electorate, as well as floating voters, who resonate with his vision to transform Ghana as the right leader.
The former New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful said, it is time for Ghana to go beyond the NPP and NDC traditions, hence his Great Transformational Plan (GTP) initiative.
According to him, the Movement for Change intends to form a union government and engage representatives of political parties, religious bodies and professionals to push the transformational agenda for Ghana for the benefit of the youth in general.
The independent presidential aspirant said 60 per cent of all ministerial appointments in his government will be drawn from the youth bracket, and that, there would also be a gender balance to ensure equality in his appointments.
The former Trade and Industry minister stated that the proposed GTP hinges on 15 themes, which pillars include a stable economy, industrialization, agriculture, energy, health and education to change Ghana.
Mr. Kyeremanten pointed to industrialization as the basis of his approach to job creation to match with advanced countries, like America, China, Japan, Germany, France, South Korea and India that focused on industrialization to move their countries forward.
He, however, noted that the economy must at all times be strong to support industrialization and agriculture, hence the need to promote industrialization through adequate funding.
The Movement for Change founder cited the “One District, One Factory (1D1F)” policy as the greatest achievement to take Ghana to places.
According to him, the Ashanti Region benefited from 55 projects, under the 1D1F programme, with 26 being operational and 13 under construction.
He promised to make the Ashanti Region, currently the commercial hub of Ghana, the manufacturing hub for Africa to grow the economy.