General News of Friday, 16 November 2012

Source: GNA

Amissah Arthur: One touch does not mean you should relax

Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has urged supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to work hard and avoid complacency for a resounding first round victory at Ghana’s next general elections.

He was of the conviction that the NDC would chalk a resounding victory at the first round, but warned supporters not to relax else victory would be elusive.

The Ghanaian electorate, he said, would have to wait for another four years before they could correct that mistake.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur, the running mate of President John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the NDC, made the appeal when he addressed party fans, chiefs and people of Dzodze as part of his tour of the Volta Region.

He urged the electorate to vote massively for the NDC, explaining that every single vote counts to bring the victory to the party.

“One touch does not mean you should relax; you should make sure you vote, so that John Mahama will have 100 per cent victory,“ Vice President said.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur, praised the people of Ketu North and South districts for their unflinching confident in the party and urged them to repeat their massive vote for the party in the next election.

Mr Edawrd Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, said it was prudent that the NDC was retained so that it could continue the projects that government had started.

At Avedakpa, Togbe Nymekpr Glapke V, the Fiaga and President of the Ave Council of Chiefs, appealed to government to provide the newly created Akatsi North District Assemble with a vehicle for revenue moblisation; residential accommodation for staff posted to the district and to alleviate the Ave Senior High School to a model school as well as construct an additional SHS for the people.

The Vice President assured the people that the NDC would deliver on its promise.

He introduced Mr James Avedzi, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on finance as the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the Ketu North and Mr Kwesi Norpsu-Kotoe for Akatsi North.

At Adaklu Waya, Vice President said the government would continue and complete all development projects starting under the term of the late President Atta Mills, explaining that, that could only take place, if they give the NDC a nod for the second term.

He said the NDC stood for development and it would continue to use national resource to help everybody, adding that it was important that Ghanaian children were given the opportunity for quality education.

According to the Vice President, 35 per cent of Ghanaian children now could not complete basic education.

He said it was necessary to provide enough classroom blocks at the basic level and improve teaching and learning environment before gradually moving into the SHS and tertiary level education.

He introduced, Mr Kwame Agbodza, as the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the newly created Adaklu constituency.

Togbe Lablulu Chief of Adaklu, appealed to the government to provide a bus for the Adaklu SHS, improve the road network and build a police station Mr Daniel Abodakpi, a top member of the NDC, and Ghana’s High Commissioner to Kuala-Lumpar, urged the electorate to regard the free SHS promise by the New Patriotic Party as an empty promise.