The flagbearer for the Liberal Party of Ghana, Mr Kofi Akpaloo, has promised ahead of the December 7 General Elections, his unflinching desire to see all Ghanaian students enjoy tertiary education free of charge.
According to the businessman, investing in the human resource of a nation is the best thing any government can do. He added that education fees at the universities are so exorbitant thus his government will absorb those fees when elected.
Kofi Akpaloo made this known, amongst other promises, at the unveiling of his candidature as the flagbearer of the LPG and Madam Margaret O’Brian Sarfo as his running-mate.
At the event which was attended by other lesser-known political parties, Mr Akpaloo said:
“In the world today, when properly harnessed and utilized, human resource is the most important resource than all other natural resources. We have failed as a country because we have refused to invest in our people.
“While on the other hand, countries like Hong Kong, Israel and a lot to mention with very limited resources have been able to make economic and scientific leads, this is my vision for Ghana, we will make university education free.
He also promised his government’s focus on adding value to the cocoa which is the leading export of Ghana and a source of the nation’s primary foreign exchange.
“My government will finance the world’s largest chocolate manufacturing company. It is my promise that after two years of my government, we will not export a single raw bean of cocoa out of this country. Its my promise to create 200,00 jobs in the cocoa industry,” he added.
The tagline for his campaign is: “A better tomorrow, a new plan for jobs and wealth creation.”
Kofi Akpaloo is a chartered accountant and a businessman with a great deal of experience in politics although he has not been successful at beating the two biggest parties: NDC and NPP.
The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) was formed in 2012 but have not been able to contest in the general elections since then due to errors in their nomination forms submitted to the EC.