Presidential Candidate hopeful, Hon Joe Ghartey has told the Western Regional Executive Committee that by God’s grace he has the experience, humility and vision to lead Ghana.
At a meetings held on February 15th and 16th, at the University of Mines and Technology, School of Railways and Infrastructural Development in Sekondi – Takoradi.
Joe Ghartey said he had held the position of Attorney – General under the Kufuor government from 2006 to 2009.
According to Joe Ghartey as AG he faced three main challenges. The fight against corruption, the fight against narcotic drugs and judgment debts. He said in all these areas he gave all his best.
Joe Ghartey said further that President Kufuor made the Attorney – General a central part of his administration and so in that capacity he was deeply involved in all sectors of the economy.
Joe Ghartey said it was also during that period that he introduced the Justice for All Program which aims at correcting injustice in the Justice delivery system.
Hon Ghartey continued that between 2013 and 2017 January he was 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament. He said in that capacity he gained a reputation of being firm but fair. He said in 2021 this was confirmed by the current Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Alban Bagbin when he made unsolicited comments in that regard in Parliament.
At the time Hon Joe Ghartey was Deputy Speaker the current Speaker was the Minority Leader.
He said subsequently he became Minister for Railways Development where he also gave of his best.
He said as a five term Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker he was confident that as President he could work with both sides of the House in the interest of Ghana.
In response the Western Regional Chairman of NPP, Chairman Francis Ndede Siah told the meeting emphatically, to a rousing applause, that “let us support Joe Ghartey because he can do the job”.
From the Western Region, Joe Ghartey proceeded to the Western North Region.