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Business News of Monday, 10 October 2016

Source: Maxwell Okamafo Addo

Government committed to improving Anglogold Obuasi mine – Amissah-Arthur

Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur addresses party supporters at Obuasi West. Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur addresses party supporters at Obuasi West.

Vice president Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur says the government is committed to improving the Anglogold Ashanti Obuasi Mine.

He made the statement when he addressed hundreds of NDC party supporters at the campaign launch of NDC’s Parliamentary candidate for Obuasi West, Constituency of the Ashanti region on Saturday Hon John Alexander Ackon who doubles as the Ashanti Regional Minister and the Obuasi East Constituency Candidate who is the Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi, Mr. Richard Ofori Agyemang Boadi .

He called on the NDC members not to listen to the NPP but rather intensify their door to door campaign in the communities to ensure a resounding victory for President Mahama and the party in December.

He cautioned them to conduct themselves in peaceful atmospheres before and after the elections .And advised against complacency and work tirelessly until victory is achieved.

The Vice President kwesi Amissah- Arthur 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.

Mr Amissah-Arthur asserted that efforts are being made to rejuvenate mine to create jobs for the people.

“We will make the Obuasi mine attractive so that it can create jobs for the people,” He stated.

He described the life of the mine as very crucial on the agenda of the government to provide practical measures to reactivate the mine’s operation, saying “the mine is at the heart of the president.”

He entreated the electorates to vote massively for President John Mahama and the party’s parliamentary aspirant to ensure the party retains power in this year’s December 7 general elections.

Mr Amissah-Arthur said President Mahama has demonstrated that he is a capable leader who delivers on every work that is given to him.

NDC Parliamentary candidate for Obuasi West, John Alexander Ackon recounted the achievements of the government in Obuasi and its environs, describing the party’s performance as outstanding.

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called on the chiefs and people of the Obuasi to vote massively for the NDC in Dec 7th for continuity and development.

He further stated that government values all forms of education, especially health and secondary education so would continue to invest in those areas in order to support the development and progress of the county.

Mr Amissah-Arthur further stated that in order to continue with more development project government would continue to mobilise and continue with more projects.

He announced the Obuasi-Kumasi road which the veep said has been awarded to a contractor, would soon be constructed. Akufo-Addo no match for Mahama –