The Western Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Francis Ndede Siah has fully endorsed the former Minster for Justice and Attorney General, Joe Ghartey as the next flag bearer hopeful of the party.
According to the NPP Chairman, Joe Ghartey is the best man to lead the party to break the 8 cycles since he can do the job better as President of Ghana.
The Western Regional NPP chairman said this when Joe Ghartey who is lacing his boot to contest for the Presidential primaries of the ruling paid a courtesy call on the Regional Executives to announce his ambition.
The event at the University of Mines and Technology, School of Railways and Infrastructural Development in Sekondi – Takoradi.
At the meeting, the Presidential Candidate hopeful, Joe Ghartey told the Western Regional Executive Committee that by God’s grace he has the experience, humility, and vision to lead Ghana.
The former Attorney- General under the Ex-President/ Kufuor government from 2006 to 2009, speaking on corruption said “The fight against corruption, the fight against narcotic drugs and judgment debts. He said in all these areas he gave 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 the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
He said in that capacity he gained a reputation for 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 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 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.
Hon Joe Ghartey is currently in the Western North Region embarking on his campaign.