Regional News of Wednesday, 23 July 2014
An aspiring presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for 2016 election, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has consoled victims of the Kumasi Central Market fire.
He was received by a large number of traders, including most of the victims, who repeatedly chanted “Our Saviour, Nana!”
Nana Akufo Addo was led by the Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako; Afigya Kwabre South NPP Constituency Chairman, Odeheneho Kwaku Appiah, and the NPP’s Member of Parliament for Atwima Mponua, Isaac Asiama.
This was after Nana Akufo-Addo and his entourage had attended the funeral of Wereko Brobby, the father of former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Volta River Authority (VRA), Dr Charles Wereko Brobby, at the Jackson Park near Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi.
He joined Mr John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, another aspiring flag bearer of the NPP; the National Chairman of the NPP, Mr Paul Afoko; Chief of Staff in the Kufuor administration, Mr Kwadwo Mpiani, and other party functionaries and members to share the grief of Dr Wereko Brobby and sympathise with the bereaved family.
Nana Akufo-Addo acknowledged the plight of the victims and told them he decided to pass by after the funeral to console them.
He could not have the opportunity to speak much but expressed optimism that he would emerge victorious in the upcoming NPP presidential primary and that when voted for in the 2016 presidential election, he would turn the fortunes of the country around.
He asked the victims to keep their cool heads, join his campaign and patiently give him all the votes for the betterment of all.
Last Thursday night, fire swept through a portion of the Kumasi Central Market and hundreds of shops were burnt beyond repair.