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Former Central Regional Minister and flagbearer hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kweku Ricketts-Haggan, has said, the party needs an unblemished presidential candidate for election 2020.
According to the Cape-Cost south lawmaker the time has come for the party to have a new leader to be able to make the work lighter.
He stated in an interview with ghananewsonline.com.gh that the party has to drop some of its baggage to be able to forge ahead, because there were a whole lot of things that it was tagged with, including issues of “incompetence and corruption, they were false but we could not shake it off,” he lamented.
“The current government has not been able to find anyone, so far who is corrupt, but we were tagged with corruption which we were never able to shake off, they will continue to do this, we need a fresh start, an unblemished candidate,” he pointed out.
Kweku Ricketts-Hagan said “I am not saying former President Mahama is blemish, but we were tagged with such an allegation”.
“Our message for the election 2016 was not there, there are certain issues like free Senior High School (SHS), nurses’ allowance and other things that this New Patriotic Party (NPP) people are going to bring up, what is going to be our position,” he remarked.
Adding that “I have a plan, how I will create a sustainable health system, I am an investment banker, as a fund manager I know how this schemes are funded.
“I was not a believer of one term premium payment scheme, I have always believed that people who can pay should be made to pay and those who cannot should be supported”.
Source: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso