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Politics of Sunday, 23 February 2020

Source: Raphael Apetorgbor, Contributor

I'll set up cooperative for traders - Emmanuel Allotey

Emanuel Allotey met with Lapaz New Market Traders Association Emanuel Allotey met with Lapaz New Market Traders Association

Parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency, Mr Emanuel Allotey, has promised to set up a cooperative credit union for traders to cater for their financial needs.

He said the cooperation credit union would ease the burden of members by charging soft interest on loans they procured.

Mr Allotey made the promise when he and the constituency executives interacted with the leadership of Lapaz New Market Traders Association.

The visit was also to officially introduce the aspiring lawmaker to the market women and also seek their support at the December polls.

The presence of Mr Allotey virtually brought activities in the market to a halt as they mobbed him amidst chanting his name.

He was also greeted by other market-goers and traders who had come to the market to do business.

Interacting with the market leadership, Mr Allotey said the support of traders in decision making would help bring the much- needed change to the constituency.

To be able to enhance the capacity of traders, Mr Allotey also promised to organise periodic seminars to train the traders on business and risk management.

He also pledged to provide a borehole in the market to ensure a regular supply of clean water and an improved toilet facility to improve on the sanitation in the market.

Mr Allotey, a renowned banker, indicated his readiness to lead the NDC to victory in Anyaa Sowutuom in the 2020 general elections thus calling on them to give him the much-needed support to lead them.

The market Queen for Lapaz New Market, Naana Boatemaa expressed her appreciation to Mr Allotey and the constituency executives for seeking their blessings and advice.

Madam Boatemaa said the traders were optimistic Mr Allotey has what it takes to address their challenges when elected the Member of Parliament for the Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency.

She pledged they would support him to realise his dream to serve the constituency, but urge him to fulfil his promise when he gets the nod as the Member of Parliament.

She expressed her disappointment in the Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, for failing to honour her campaign promises.

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