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General News of Sunday, 25 September 2016


It’s clear Ghanaians want change — Akufo-Addo

The 2016 flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo-Danqua Akufo-Addo, has noted that in all the nine regions he has visited during the first phase of his campaign tour, it became clear that Ghanaians want change.

Nana Akufo-Addo said Ghanaians want a new government to come into office and help change their circumstances.

He made this observation when he paid a courtesy call on Nene Kitcher Labaia IV, Chief of Akplabanya in the Sege Constituency, whilst touring the constituency on day three of his four-day tour of the Greater Accra Region.

He said “over the years, when the votes from Sege are announced, the NPP does not win in this constituency. But, this year, I am convinced that Sege will vote for the NPP and I assure you that when this happens, there will be a change in your circumstances.”

Nana Akufo-Addo assured Nene Labaia that “when God gives me the opportunity to serve this country, I am coming to do a job for Ghana. We are not a poor country. God has blessed us with all we need to be a successful nation.`

Progress and prosperity

“We in the NPP are not coming into office to steal the resources of our country. We want to return this country onto the path of progress and prosperity, and, thereby, create wealth and prosperity for our citizens,” he stated.

He also reiterated his commitment towards bringing into fruition his ‘1-District-1-Factory policy, the effective implementation of the Free SHS policy and the revival of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

He, thus, urged the people of Sege to vote for the NPP’s parliamentary candidate, Divine Otoo Agorhum.

The NPP flag bearer, on the day, also campaigned in the Ada and Ningo/Prampram constituencies, paying courtesy calls on the chiefs of the respective traditional councils.He also addressed residents in the two constituencies.

Chief of Akplabanya

Nene Labaia lamented that “our roads from Lolonya to Toflokpo are in a deplorable state. Anytime it rains, it becomes unmotorable. Our women are unable to go to the market as a result. For years we have supported the NDC, yet our roads are bad. This is unacceptable.”

Touching on the high levels of youth unemployment in the area, the chief stated that “this town has a lot of graduates. However, there are no jobs for them. The little jobs that can be found here have all been taken over by outsiders. This cannot continue any longer.”

Search for water

He added, “Our women and mothers leave us at odd hours of the night and in the early hours of the morning to go out in search of water. We cannot continue like this.

‘’We support Nana Akufo-Addo and we will push him into power so he can help us and change our circumstances. We are united as chiefs and together with our people, we will vote for change,” the chief said.