Regional News of Thursday, 4 September 2008
Mumford (C/R), Sep. 4, GNA - Mr. Kow Osafo-Kotu, National Best Fisherman for 2007, has appealed to political parties to come out with messages which could make the electorate, especially the fisher folks, to make informed choices.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, Mr. Osafo-Kotu expressed regret that messages of insults and discrediting opponents, which the parties had been selling on their platforms, had been confusing the electorate.
"What we want to hear is what the parties are capable of doing to uplift our living standards but not an offence or a mistake a party had committed in the past," the best fisherman said.
He said governance was a continuous process and governments had been building upon the successes of their predecessors.
"The present and past governments had achieved something for the nation and had also failed the nation in one way or the other," he said. Mr. Osafo-Kotu held that the success of a government could be traced to the good plans made by its predecessor so mounting a platform only to discredit a present or past government was nothing the electorate was happy about.
He said confusion being generated in some parts of the country could be attributed to campaign messages and appealed to political parties to change their messages in order to ensure that they do not endanger the peace the nation is enjoying.
"We want to hear something better than insults from them. They must also remember that the whole world is looking up to our election as a beacon of democracy in Africa so they need not fail Ghanaians and the entire world by their uncalled for campaign messages," he said