Politics of Monday, 12 November 2012

Source: GNA

CDD organises debate for aspiring MPs

Center for Democratic Development (CDD), in collaboration with the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) and with support from Open Society Initiative West Africa, on Sunday held an open forum for aspiring Members of Parliament within the Adenta Constituency in Accra.

The forum which was in the form of a debate, sought to offer voters the opportunity to interact with candidates and access their respective levels of confidence.

The aspiring Parliamentarians for the constituency who attended the forum were 33-year-old Denis Ofosuapea for the Progressive People's Party(PPP), who is also a Legal Practitioner, Mr. Ashie Moore, 44 years for the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Mohammed Naabaale Iddrisu, a 42 -year- old independent candidate and Mamshie Omar Bawa, 32- year- old Convention People's Party(CPP) candidate.

All four candidates were unanimous in promising that when voted as Members of Parliament, they would ensure that basic services such as water provision, sanitation and toilet facilities were made available to the constituents.

Other issues they promised to tackle within the constituency were unemployment, education, and land documentation.

They also pledged to ensure efficient health care delivery, fight crime such as armed robbery and prostitution, and also combat discrimination against victims of HIV/AIDS.