I’m Ready For NPP Presidential Race – Joe Ghartey

Joe Ghartey


Former Attorney General, Joe Ghartey says he is ever ready for the upcoming presidential primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) this year.

According to him, “I have what it takes. I strongly believe I have the experience, I have the capacity, I have the humility, I have the sense of service to serve the people of Ghana.”

The Member of Parliament for Essikado-Ketan, who has declared his intention to contest the presidential race, has received numerous endorsements and blessings from the rank and file of the party and says he has all it takes to lead the party into the 2024 presidential elections.

The former Attorney General is widely seen as one of the best Attorney Generals in the Fourth Republic. He has received three awards for work he did as Attorney General.

Joe Ghartey worked in the first tenure of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Minister of Railways Development, which he described as one of the most difficult infrastructure portfolios.

He was recently honoured by the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Tarkwa in the Western Region, with an Honorary Doctorate Degree.

UMaT presented the coveted award to Mr. Ghartey in recognition of his sterling role in the establishment of the School for Railways and Infrastructural Development in Sekondi.

He took over the railways sector of Ghana at a time everything in the sector was at a standstill, but through hard work and vision, he managed to revive it, and one of his legacy projects was the establishment of the state-of-the-art School of Railways and Infrastructural Development.

Mr. Ghartey, the Essikado-Ketan Constituency five-term Member of Parliament, who was recently honoured by President Nana Akufo-Addo with a National Award, the Companion of the Order of the Volta for work he did as Attorney General and Minister of Justice from 2006-2009, is widely seen as visionary leader who can leapfrog Ghana’s infrastructural development when voted as president.

The former Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament is well-known as a unifier within the NPP, a man who inspires hope.

Mr. Ghartey emphasised the importance of the railway sector to Ghana’s development, adding that the reasons that led the British to start the railways in the then Gold Coast in 1898 are still valid today.


BY Daniel Bampoe