Politics of Thursday, 25 October 2012

Source: GNA

Road rehabilitation is a priority - Parliamentary Candidate

Mr. Kwaah Abdul Rahaman, Progressive People’s Party (PPP) parliamentary candidate for Nkoranza North, has promised to tackle deplorable roads in the rural farming communities when elected.

He said the area was a major producing centre for maize, yam and cashew but the farmers were facing post harvest losses due to the deplorable roads from their farms to the marketing centres.

Mr Abdul Rahaman, a 21-year-old student and the youngest parliamentary candidate in the Brong-Ahafo Region, made the promise in a telephone interview with the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani.

“I am a 21-year-old Integrated Management Studies student at the University for Development Studies, Wa Campus, and confident of winning the Nkoranza North Constituency seat from the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament, Mr. Derek Oduro, to become the youngest Member of Parliament.”

However, he said some of the challenges in his bid were funding, but that he was being assisted by some family members and the party.

Mr. Abdul Rahaman said the youth in the constituency faced many challenges mostly in education and gave the assurance that a PPP government would ensure education was made free from the kindergarten to the senior high school (SHS) level.

Other contestants in the constituency are Mr. Kwadwo Adjei Dwemoh, Nkoranza North District Chief Executive for the National Democratic Congress, Mr. Daniel Baffoe for the Convention People’s Party and Madam Esther Gertrude Worae for the National Democratic Party.