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Politics of Thursday, 20 December 2012

Source: GNA

NDC victory was approval of “Better Ghana Agenda”

The electoral victory by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) was the peoples’ approval of the ‘Better Ghana Agenda,’ Nii Amasa Namoale, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, has said.

He said the government fulfilled between 80 and 90 percent of its 2008 manifesto pledges and is keen on achieving a higher performance in the 2012 manifesto.

Nii Namoale was addressing the 27th Annual Klokpo festival of the people of Bakpa at New Bakpa near Adidome on the theme “Unity a Tool for Development”.

“My Ministry is keen in achieving a 100 percent mark in the implementation of the agricultural component of the 2012 election pledges for example,” he said.

The Deputy Minister also urged the youth in particular to avail themselves of opportunities there are in the 2012 manifesto such as the Youth in Aqua Culture scheme.

“You must come together to engage in Aqua-Culture with government support,” Nii Namoale said.

Nii Namoale who retained La-Dadekotopon seat for the NDC commended the people for the festival and for charting the path of unity to accelerate development of the area.

Mr Joe Gidisu, the Minister of Roads and Highway, expressed gratitude to the people for retaining him as their Member of Parliament for the Central-Tongu though he was not able to interact with them often.

Mr Gidisu said the area would have a fair share of projects, stating that a water project for extension of potable water to towns in Central-Tongu up to Kpetoe and Adaklu area had started at Adidome.

Work on the Adidome-Bakpa-Todze roads to be funded with a loan from the World Bank would soon begin.

Togbe Kwadzo Hadzor VI, Paramount Chief of the area, commend the government for projects in the area and appealed for extension of power to the other communities in the area.

He appealed to his subjects to remain peaceful and be united to ensure development.

Klokpo was where the people of Bakpa settled in ancient times in Northern Nigeria before their stay in Nortsie in Togo from where they moved and finally settled at the current place.