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Politics of Sunday, 25 September 2016

Source: Maxwell Okamafo Addo

Intensify door-to-door campaign - Amissah-Arthur urges party supporters

Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at the campaign launch of the MP aspirant of Fanteakwa South

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur yesterday called on the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to intensify their door to door campaign in the communities to ensure a resounding victory for President Mahama and the party in December.

He cautioned party supporters and sympatisers to conduct themselves well to maintain a peaceful atmosphere before and after the elections.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur also advised against complacency asking party members to work tirelessly until victory is achieved.

He made the statement when he addressed hundreds of NDC party supporters at the campaign launch of NDC’s Parliamentary candidate for Fanteakwa South, Abigail Mensah at Bosuso in the Eastern Region.

The Vice President kwesi Amissah-Arthur has been touring the Eastern Region for the past three days with his touching base campaign. He further asked the NDC supporters to target the floating voters and explain to them that the NDC is a development oriented party.

He said as they can witness the John Mahama government has done a lot for the region .in the area of massive infrastructure development and would continue to do more hence the need to give john Mahama another term.

He said continuity is key since others don’t believe in that and would stall development. Therefore, a vote for President Mahama and the NDC is a vote for development. The Fanteakwa Branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has expressed confidence in the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, saying he is an asset to the area.

On his part, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo a former NDC MP for the area and a national Vice chairman of the party said the NDC has done large numbers of monumental development projects in Fanteakwa and the Eastern Region for which they are witnesses to.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said he personally lobbied for many projects for the people in Fanteakwa when he was the District Chief Executive for the area from 1993 to 1997 and a Member of Parliament (MP) for the area till date.

Some of the major developments area include the construction of a district administration block for the district and bungalows for the senior officers of the assembly, the extension of electricity from four communities to over 20 communities in the district, the relocation of Begoro Presbyterian School to its present area, and the construction of many school blocks and boreholes in many communities”.

Greater part of the bitumen surfaced roads in Begoro and intervention that Begoro benefitted from the construction of ultra-modern hospital. All the Senior High Schools (SHS) in the district including Begoro Presbyterian SHS, Osino SHS and New Nsutam SHS benefitted from various dormitory and classroom blocks. The construction of bitumen surfaced roads from Begoro to Ahumahumaso and at Begoro Township.