Regional News of Friday, 26 October 2012
The government through the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), on Thursday made available for distribution, relief items to persons affected by floods at Kwaprow, in the Cape Coast area.
The items included 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of corn, 30 cartons of cooking oil, mosquito nets and mosquito coils and plastic buckets and cups.
Government has also engaged a contractor to start dredging the Kakum River next week.
The interventions were announced by Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur when he visited Kwaprow, as part of a tour of the Central Region. He ascertained the needs of the people, told them about the National Democratic Congress (NDC) programmes and projects for the region if the party is retained in power in the December 7 polls.
The Vice President expressed sympathy to the people, whose properties were destroyed by the floods last week, and assured them of government’s support.
He said government was making interventions to provide jobs for the youth, and to ensure stability and development.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur appealed to the electorate to give the NDC their mandate to continue with its Better Ghana Agenda, in December.
He stressed that they should vote massively for President John Dramani Mahama, NDC presidential candidate for Election 2012, and Mr. Ebo Barton Oduro, the party’s parliamentary candidate for Cape Coast.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur also visited Kyekyewere near Dunkwa On Offin in the Denkyira East Constituency, and urged the electorate to vote massively for the NDC.
He introduced Dr Mark Kurd Nawaane, NDC parliamentary candidate for Denkyira East.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur, who is also running mate to President Mahama in Election 2012, would pay a courtesy call on traditional rulers at Abankesieso, attend a rally at the Dunkwa Kyekyewere and inspect the Dunkwa-Kyekyewere-Awisem--Cape Coast road.
He would continue to Denkyera West and stop over at Bisiase and Diaso and meet with the chiefs and people, Npom and interact with small-scale miners at Ayanfury.
Accompanying the Vice President included, Ms Ama Benyiwa-Doe, Minister for the Central region, Nana Sam Brew Batchler, former chairman of National Sports Council, and member of the NDC.