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Sylvester Edinam Mensah, a presidential hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said, the time has come for political leaders to inject professionalism and urgency into the government business, consider the issue of jobs for the youth as paramount ingredient to socio-economic development of Ghana.
He was firm of conviction that leaders who desire to manage the political administration of the country must stop paying lip service to the structure of the Ghana’s economy and appreciate those who are educated, have talent, skill including the unskilled must all have jobs.
The former Chief Executive of Officer [CEO] of National Health Insurance Scheme [NHIS] who is confident of securing the required votes of NDC delegates at the party’s congress to elect presidential candidate for the 2020 presidential election further stated that there is the need to channel the productive energies of the people to stimulate growth in every facet of life, add value to the country’s export commodities, accelerate development and social progress in all front.
He told GhanaNewsOnline.com.gh in an interview in Accra that the country needed a type of leadership that appreciate that tourism has become critical to the development of Ghana and sees the textile industry as having the opportunity to absorb and address issues of unemployment and jobs for the masses of Ghanaian who had not been fortunate to secure education and training.
Mr. Mensah posited that he is the man that has the professional acumen and managerial expertise to hone and harness the country’s natural, human resource and drive it to the pedestal of economic prosperity and independent.
On adding value to country’s agriculture products ,he said, agro industry provide a great opportunity for some level of industrialization stressing that adding value to Ghana’s agriculture product with the country being an agrarian economy would give an opportunity for the country to enter the value addition arena.
He said “Ghana has experienced the leadership of a philosopher in the person of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the leadership of a lawyer in the person of professor John Evans Atta Mills, the leadership of a communication expert in the person of ex-president John Dramani Mahama. It is time for Ghanaians to experience the leadership of a strategic management and finance professional.”
Mr. said when he gets the opportunity to provide what he described as “a leadership of unique articulation”; this country would say “yes we have a new type of leadership”.
Matters of this country according to him is becoming more complicated and sophisticated so needed a new set of talent to deal with the growing complicity of State craft. Sylvester Mensah, he said, represent this new culture and attitude of dealing with the challenges of Ghana.
On the performance President Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia led government; he said, the time has come for leaders who have demonstrated abdication of moral leadership to leave the scene. Mr. Mensah said “The New Patriotic Party [NPP] has lost it. The NPP has lost it completely. The people of this country are disappointed.”
Commenting on party executives who were recently elected at the party’s 9th delegate’s congress in Accra, he said, the team is vibrant,has experience, talent and institutional memory. The team, he adds, must be hungry for power in order to defeat the NPP in the 2020 election.
Source: Adovor Nutifafa