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Politics of Thursday, 19 May 2016


NDC, NPP have given politicians bad name – Greenstreet

The 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have given politicians a very bad name.

This, he explained, was because they had both disappointed Ghanaians with their broken promises and failure to offer hope to them.

He declared, “The NDC should be removed from office but that never should the replacement be the NPP. Ghana’s only Hope is the CPP, the Akoko party!”
Mr Greenstreet, according to a statement signed by the CPP Director of Communication, Mr Issifu Kadiri Abdul Rauf, made these comments in Wa at a mini- rally.

He said the large number of Ghanaians who were unemployed and could therefore not live meaningful lives showed that people could be disabled by their circumstances.

He also said “the inability to pay school fees, get access to health care or get a paid job to care for one’s self are all disabilities”.

The Greenstreet 2016 campaign tour dubbed “Apam Fofor” hit the capital of the Upper West Region, Wa, last Friday where among the Walla, the “Apem Fofor” (sacred covenant) translates as “Mwini-Sumbu”.

Among the delegation were the Chairman and Leader of the party, Prof. Edmund N. Delle, the Campaign Strategist, Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr, and other national and regional executive members.

The entourage paid courtesy calls on the Yeri-Naa (Chief of the Muslim Community), the regional Chief Imam, and the Maulvi of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission. At each of those places, the statement said, the welcome was refreshing with calls for a return to Nkrumaist principles of self-reliance that would lead to job creation for the teeming unemployed youth and women.

After receiving the welcome from the spiritual leaders they proceeded to the crowded market grounds where a mini-rally was held.

Mr Greenstreet said the CPP would ensure that the government would provide the needed incentives and regulatory framework to enable the establishment of factories that would process local resources and create employment for the youth and women.