Presidential hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Professor Joshu Alabi says he is ready to transform Ghana and make it the center of business in Africa.
According to the former University of Professional Studies (UPSA) Vice Chancellor, he has the drive to reflect on the national level, the “way and manner” he did for the educational institution if he is made Ghana’s next president.
“…I want to lead because like I said sometime ago, the way and manner I transformed the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), I want that to be reflected on the national level and I have said that I want to make Ghana the Swiss of Africa.” He said.
Prof Alabi, who endorsed President Akufo-Addo’s Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda, said like Switzerland is the moneyhub of the world, he is ready to make Ghana a peaceful and progressive country where citizens from other African countries will be comfortable enough to invest in the country without having any sense of insecurity.
Explaining his motivation in an interview on ’21 minutes with KKB’, Prof Alabi explained, “…by Swiss of Africa, what I mean by that is, I want to make Ghana a peaceful country. I want to make Ghana a progressive country. I want to make Ghana a country where Africans can feel free and have the confidence to invest. Thereby making Ghana the money hub of Africa – like Switzerland is the money hub of the world.”
He indicated that making Ghana the center of investment on the African continent opens the door for the capitalization of more resources which will eventually lead to the creation of more jobs.
Mr Alabi disclosed to host Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng it is unfortunate his statement has been misunderstood by many Ghanaians who are of the perception that making Ghana the Swiss of Africa meant “I’m going to every village to make skyscrapers.”
“It’s unfortunate the way we think sometimes in our country. It’s very very unfortunate,” he added.
Prof Alabi, who professed that Ghana is not enjoying a peaceful status, specified that what he intends doing is to set the basic foundation which is to make the country progressive, peaceful, and progressive.
Confident he will be the next head of state come 2020 polls, Prof Joshua Alabi voiced that Ghana should be a place where people in Africa will have “full confidence in Ghana to bring in their money. Then when they bring their money then we have more resources to create more jobs.”[wdi_feed id=”1″]