Ghana’s political scene is centered mainly around the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In light of this, a Coalition of Independent Presidential Aspirants (CIPA) is keen to change history and deliver to Ghanaians better accountability, better citizen-centered management of its economy and resources, and a long-term agenda that secures Ghana’s posterity.
In a statement issued, the CIPA said, “the mission is to present to Ghanaians a coalition of Ghanaian leaders in their own fields, with global expertise, and let our people know we have the concern and skillset to unseat and replace the entrenched political NDC and NPP parties in the upcoming Presidential Election.”
Members of the CIPA are Mr Kofi Koranteng, a Ghanaian investment banker and real estate investor; Mr Samuel Ofori Ampofo, a retired Ghanaian mechanical engineer, farmer and rural banker; Marricke Kofi Gane, an international development expert, lecturer and chartered certified accountant; Mr Carl Ebo Morgan, a businessman, political scientist and project Management consultant; and Onipayde Ossom Teye, a businessman and welder.
“It our hope that others who share the vision will see the need to join forces with us for the greater good of God and Country,” the team said.
The release revealed that the presidential campaigns of the various independent aspirants reached a consensus that the best approach to fight for the survival of Ghana and dispose off the NDC and NPP, was to unite behind a single campaign agenda.
The release said, “there is a general realization and acceptance in the nation that Ghana is at the crossroads of a leadership crisis and that Ghana as we knew it as an independent nation may not survive under the heavy foreign debt.”
“Neither of the two major political party leadership cares enough to understand the real needs of the ordinary people.
They do not seem fully cognizant of the era we are in and about the youth and their struggles for survival. The leadership seems selfish and greedy and unconcerned about the citizens and the need to plan for posterity,” it read.
The independent presidential aspirants stressed the need to position Ghana to present a better future for generations.
“Each of these aspirants is pledged to consolidating efforts with a unified Presidential candidate, to win the Presidency in 2020.”
Their GOAL in the next few months is to restore Ghana’s dignity in all sectors of the nation, primarily, agriculture to a high level of modernisation, competitive advantage and productivity; attractive farming communities with basic roads and amenities to attract the youth and a pragmatic and superior educational system linked to job creation for graduates.
They would also pursue public and private financial capital investment in the Youth such as scholarships and student loans; boost-in loans for small and medium scale businesses and come out with a first class Health care that delivers improved life expectancy as in developed countries and environmental sanitation second to none with 99.9 percent control of the mosquito breeding and malaria in 3 years.
According to the release the team assures Ghanaians of banning open gutters and making underground sewage systems standard throughout Ghana.
They would also reduce the size of government by fifty percent or more, cut the colonial allowance systems, and balance the Ghana government budget within three years and deal with corruption in the most cross-cutting, efficient and ruthless manner within the confines of law.