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General News of Friday, 26 September 2008

Source: GNA

CPP would live up to expectation - Dr Nduom

Essikado (W/R), Sept. 26, GNA - The Convention People's Party (CPP) would live up to expectation to make the country an enviable place to live in, if given the nod by the electorate in the upcoming elections, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, the Party's presidential candidate said on Friday. Speaking at a forum at Essikado, near Sekondi, to begin a campaign tour of the Western Region, he said the CPP would not disappoint the people as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have done.

CPP, he said, was determined to win political power once again and appealed to the electorate to vote for the Party to enable it to prove its competence in the management of the country's affairs. Dr Nduom said Essikado was the cradle of the CPP and, therefore, expected the people of the Western Region and Essikado in particular, to vote massively for the Party. "The people of the Western Region and for that matter Essikado, has the responsibility to give their full support for the CPP because of the special historical bond between them," he said. He said the CPP had a strategic plan for the expansion and development of the Takoradi Harbour and the railway transportation system that would provide jobs for the people adding that in order to make this a reality; the people must give their mandate to the Party in the December Elections.

A government of the CPP would also establish a petrochemical industry in the Region to enhance job opportunities for the youth. The CPP Flag Bearer also said the Party had an edge over the other political parties because it understood the country's challenges better and abhorred violence as a campaign strategy. Dr Nduom promised to discourage pair trawling if the CPP won the elections to boost the operations of local fishermen. Mr Mike Eghan, National Treasurer of the Party, said the electorate must give their mandate to the CPP, since the NPP and the NDC had disappointed them woefully. Dr Nduom introduced Mr John Eghan, the Party's Parliamentary Candidate for Essikado-Kettan Constituency to the people and urged them to vote

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