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General News of Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Source: GNA

"I'll halt Oti river floods when elected into power"

The flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom, has promised to halt the perennial problems caused by the Oti River when elected into power.

According to the PPP standard bearer, a PPP administration would put in place ‘stringent policies’ that would ensure that water from the river would be used for other purposes other than allowing it to cause destruction of communities around its banks. The perennial flooding of the Oti River has been a major cause of worry for the people of Saboba and surrounding villages, especially as it destroys farmlands and properties amounting to millions of Ghana cedis.

This, Dr. Nduom said, has resulted in poverty in the area and also a cause for migration of many from the Northern belt to the south in search of non-existing jobs.

Dr. Nduom, who pledged this during his northern regional tour also tasked the people of the region to vote for the PPP to implement good policies that would improve upon their livelihoods. He was of the opinion that a PPP government on assumption of office was going to cancel the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) concept and instead make education Free and Compulsory-which would ensure the completion point for primary education to be at the Senior High School (SHS) level.

“Not only is a PPP government presenting to you quality education, healthcare would be improved and jobs provided as well…,” he added. Dr. Nduom as part of his Northern Regional campaign tour also visited party supporters who were involved in an accident on the Saboba road at the Saboba Health Centre.

This was after the party supporters were being conveyed from Samboli, to Saboba where the PPP flag bearer was expected to address a rally as part of his campaign tour of the Saboba constituency of the Northern region.

The driver apparently lost control of the steering wheel while making a curve and “threw the passengers out” upon reaching the township.

He paid their bills and tasked the Medical Superintendent to work hard on them to ensure their fast recovery. He also wished the injured speedy recovery to continue the campaign of making the party cause a major stir in the elections.

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