Politics of Monday, 26 November 2012
The Progressive People Party (PPP) parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya West, Mr Moses Arhinful Acquah, has appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to cede some of the load at Kasoa Sub-Station on t the Winneba Sub-Station to reduce the rampant power outages in communities under Kasoa.
Mr Acquah made the appeal at a debate organised by Awutu-Senya District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education at Awutu for candidates contesting the parliamentary seat.
Only Madam Hannah Tetteh of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Acquah participated in the debate out of five candidates contesting the seat.
Mr Oppey Abbey, New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Emmanuel Abedi Mensah, Convention Peoples Party (PPP) and Mr Emmanuel Ankrah, United Renaissance Party (URP) failed to turn up.
Mr Acquah said he would promote the development of the individual in the constituency if elected.
Ms Tetteh, the Minister of Trade and Industries, called on the larger communities in the constituency to create industrial sites by creating at least 100 acres of land-banks to attract investors to the constituency.
She said she would set up a Police Appreciation Fund to support the police in discharging their onerous duties.
“The police need motivation and appreciation for the difficult work they have been doing for the nation,” the Minister said.
Ms Tetteh said discussions were on-going for a new police station to be built at Bawjiase and as a minister she had enough experience to enable her to perform as a Member of Parliament.
Mr Andrew Ofori Larbi, Awutu-Senya District Director of NCCE, said elections were not platforms for fighting.
He said the nation’s democracy had travelled a long way which must not be allowed to be disrupted by partisan politics. “National development must go beyond partisan politics”, he said.
Apostle Michael M. Kopah, Kasoa Area Head of Church of Pentecost who chaired the function, expressed concern about the failure of voters to attend the forum.