Urbanisation has driven up rates of homelessness. A research conducted by Africa Research Institute in 2016 reveals that, 39% of Ghana’s urban population i.e. 5.5million live in slums. The most vulnerable to homelessness are women with children.
Independent Presidential Candidate in the 2020 election, Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker addressing his final rally at Ledzokuku Park in the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality of the Greater Accra Region has disclosed that his administration within the first year of office will offer street hawkers, orphans, school dropouts and the homeless in Accra, the Kuffour affordable houses.
“Those of you who are homeless and as a result sleep in the open, please listen to me carefully, I am saying, when you vote for me, within one year, I will move all of you from the streets and get you the Kuffour affordable houses. The affordable housing is for poor people, those who can’t pay rent” Walker strongly intimated whiles the crowd cheered him on.
He said, his government’s topmost priority is to create decent and real jobs for the youth through his Regionalization policy.
Kwame Walker who is a professional engineer stated that, the two major political parties have failed Ghana and its time Ghanaians come together to show them the exit.
“They are good at collapsing jobs, creating unemployment and temporary jobs, I am going to change that” he said.
Sloganeering, family and friends, greed and corruption are unfortunately becoming the order of the day in Nkrumah’s Ghana.
Mr.Kwame Walker is a sturdy believer of Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah and at the rally he promised to rebuild and retool Nkrumah’s institutions including the State Construction Company (SCC), Public Workers Department (PWD) where artisans would be trained and work as maintenance brigade of Ghana to focus on maintaining Government and public properties.
Mr. Walker and his Vice-Presidential Candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY) and National Executives of the independent movement earlier, paid a courtesy visit to the palace of Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra III, Teshie Mantse and Nii Korley Mmaa Mmpe Hia We, Teshie-Gbugbla respectively.
Ghana will on Monday December 7, 2020 head for her 8th Parliamentary and Presidential election where 275 members of the house of representative will be elected and out of the 12 Presidential Aspirants one will have the nod to lead as President.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), has promised of a free and fair election.
Source: Kofi Asante Mensah – Executive secretary to Kwame Walker / Myghanamedia.com