Politics of Saturday, 30 December 2006

Source: GNA

NPP urged to work harder to retain seat in 2008

Cape Coast, Dec. 30, GNA- The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa constituency in the Central Region, Mr P.C Appiah-Ofori on Friday, urged members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to work harder within the next few months if it is to retain the seat in 2008.

He said the question every MP should be asking is what they have done for the electorates that voted them to power and urged those who have done nothing to make amends or would loose the next elections. Mr Appiah-Ofori, who was speaking at an end- of- year Central Regional luncheon of the party, noted that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party served two terms and was removed from office and asked his colleagues whether after serving two terms the NPP would also lose the seat in 2008.

He urged them not to ignore the electorates and endeavour to honour all their promises before the 2008 general elections.

On the progress of the country, he said corruption and the under declaring of taxes by businesses, companies and individuals were impeding the nations development, saying because of that an amount of 80 trillion cedis was lost by government this year alone when three companies which he failed to mention failed to pay the correct taxes to the government.

He said no meaningful achievement would be made by any government if corruption and cheating by companies were not checked.