Politics of Monday, 29 October 2012
The Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah has urged Ghanaians to rally behind the winners of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
He said the bitter rivalry currently going on amongst supporters of various candidates must cease immediately after the elections to pave way for the people to rally behind the winners to facilitate the development of the nation.
Mr. Quansah was addressing the Ayerye Festival of the Nyimfa Division of the Nkusukum Traditional Council at Lower Saltpond, also called Nankesido, at the weekend.
The Deputy Regional Minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, said it was unfortunate that due to partisan politics some politicians on the opposition side could pray for the failure of a project their counterpart was lobbying for in order not to get credit for it no matter whether the project would benefit the one seeking its failure or not.
“Politics is a process, a politician will come and play his or her part and go for another person to come and continue,” he said, and added that “people must not be misled to perceive that it is only when one is in government that one can bring development to the people”.
Mr. Quansah expressed concern about land litigation in the constituency and appealed to chiefs and land owners to quickly resolve problems over lands meant for projects in the communities.
He said recently a community in the constituency lost a school project because the land allocated for it was in dispute.
The Deputy Minister appealed to Ghanaians to make the upcoming general election an incident–free one.
He urged them to pray for God’s direction before they cast their votes and to go home after exercising their franchise.
Nana Baa VII, Nyimfahen of Nkusukum Traditional Area and chief of Nankesedo appealed to television stations and video operators who had video clips on civil wars to constantly screen them for Ghanaians to see how devastating it was so as to scare them from doing anything which could degenerate into a war.
Nana Baa pointed out that majority of civil wars in Africa were caused by elections and appealed to Ghanaians to bear in mind that there was only one Ghana in the world which they dared not destroy.