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General News of Monday, 25 February 2008

Source: GNA

Nduom to create more jobs if voted for

Bolgatanga, Feb 25, GNA- Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, presidential candidate of the Convention People's Party (CPP), on Monday pledged to create more jobs to relieve relief the people of their economic woes if elected as President of Ghana.

He said the CPP was known for its legacy of creating more jobs and cited that the CPP under the first President of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah established many factories and industries that employed many Ghanaians. Dr Nduom said these when he paid a courtesy call on Naba Martin Abilba II, the Paramount Chief of Bolgatanga, and chiefs in the region to show appreciation for being voted as the presidential candidate of the party.

The presidential candidate, who was also in the region to seek the mandate of the people in the 2008 Election, said if elected president, he would re-open the defunct Zuarungu meat factory and strengthen the tomato factory there.

He wondered why the meat factory was not functioning and asked whether there were no animals or raw materials in the region to feed such a factory.

Dr Nduom assured the people that a CPP government would ensure that tomatoes produced in Ghana would be bought by Ghanaians traders from Burkina Faso would not be allowed to purchase the vegetable at the expense of the Ghanaians.

He also said a CPP administration would discourage the importation of foreign goods including rice that could be produced in the country. Dr Nduom said "Through all these means, a lot of jobs would be created for the young men and women to put monies into their pockets to enhance their livelihood."

He said the situation where Ghanaian youth risk their lives by travelling outside the country in search of greener pastures would be a thing of the past under a CPP rule.

Dr Nduom said Ghanaians had experienced both the National Democratic Party (NDC) and the New Patriotic party (NPP) governments and would want to have the CPP as an alternative change to salvage the people from their plight.

He appealed to the people to re-examine their economic statues and vote the CPP to power to redeem them from their woes. Naba Abilba said the CPP was known for its commitment to development and that could attract the people to vote for the party.

He said he had no doubt of the ability of the flag bearer to rule the nation efficiently since he had served the nation well when he worked in the NPP Government.

Dr Nduom who was accompanied by Mr. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, General Secretary of the Party, Professor Abubakar Alhassan, a member of the CPP Central Committee and regional executives of the party visited the Bolgatanga branch of Ghana Private Road Transport Union Executive to seek their mandate in the forthcoming polls.

The presidential candidate asked the people to vote the CPP to power to enable it to practice good governance.

Mr. Mohammed Siitah Abubakar, the Industrial Relations Officer of the Union, commended Dr Nduom for showing decency in his electioneering campaign and pledged the union's unflinching support for the party in the forthcoming election. 25 Feb 08

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