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I’m ready for NPP presidential primaries – Joe Ghartey

Joe Ghartey, a contender in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential race has said that it’s about time Ghanaians change the way they do things.

Joe Ghartey made this known in an interview in Parliament, indicating that the time had come for all Ghanaians to take a good look, admit mistakes and change things to the positive direction.

Mr. Ghartey said he was not prepared to blame any person or any group but was calling on all Ghanaians to take a good look at themselves and change their ways.

“From public servants who work only a few hours in a week, to private sector people who refused to honour their civic obligations, to young people who want to get ahead of their colleagues not on the basis of merit but on the basis of connection, it is time to change. Enough is enough” he said.

He added, “From religious organizations to political parties and politicians, people give and receive large sums of money with nobody asking the source of the money. Enough is enough. If we do the same things in the same way, we should expect the same results. The time is ripe for a complete turnaround and I am prepared to offer the leadership.”

If elected as President, Joe Ghartey said he will tell the people the truth, make the difficult decisions and at the same time provide visionary leadership which will take Ghana to the next level.

Joe Ghartey as Attorney General initiated Justice for All which has among other things reduced drastically remand prisoners in our prisons from 33 percent in 2007 to 9 percent currently.


At railway minister he worked hard and had a clear vision which resulted in among others the establishment of a Railways University.

As Deputy Speaker he has been described by the present Speaker, Rt Hon Bagbin who was Minority Leader at the time as firm.

Joe Ghartey said as President he would be firm and fair and ensure that the country has a kinder and gentler country by providing such leadership

This comes after the party announced November 4, 2023, as the date for its presidential primaries to select a flagbearer for the general elections in 2024.

The nomination period for the presidential primaries will begin on May 26 and end on June 24, 2023.

The party has also announced that parliamentary primaries will be held in February 2024.

Nominations will be accepted between December 20, 2023, and January 4, 2024.

In addition, the National Council has barred National, Regional, Constituency Party Executives and MMDCEs from contesting in constituencies where the party has sitting Members of Parliament.

“The party has also approved detailed rules and regulations to govern the conduct of both the presidential and parliamentary primaries which would be made available to the public in due course”, the NPP said in its statement signed by its General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong.

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