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Politics of Sunday, 11 September 2016

Source: GNA

We need a united front in Upper East - Amissah-Arthur

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called on the Upper East Regional Campaign Task Force to resolve existing conflicts that arose during National Democratic Congress’s parliamentary primaries.

He said there is the need for the Upper East NDC to have a united front to enable the party win massively in the December polls.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur said this when he inaugurated a fifteen member Upper East Regional NDC Campaign Task Force at Bolga.

The Task Force which is Co-ordinated by Mr Dominic Azumah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Garu Tempane, was selected to represent all the interests in the Region.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur called on the Campaign Task Force to ensure maximum turnout and to garner votes for President John Dramani Mahama and each of the fifteen parliamentary candidates in the December 7, elections.

Mr Dominic Azumah pledged his team’s goal to garner 80 percent of the votes in the region for President John Mahama.

He said the region has benefited a lot in terms of infrastructural development from the NDC government.

He said some of the projects included the extension of electricity to 500 communities, building of Community Day Schools, rehabilitation of water and irrigation schemes, building of the Garu Tempane District Hospital and the construction of the Bolga-Bawku road among others.

Mr Azumah also appealed to the fifteen NDC parliamentary candidates to humble themselves in their dealings with the constituents.

Later, Vice President Amissah-Arthur and his team paid a courtesy call on Naba Johnson Awuni, Chief of Yorogo and Acting President of the Bolgatanta Traditional Council.

He thanked the Bolgatanta Traditional Council for maintaining the prevailing peace in the area.

Naba Johnson Awuni commended government for the various development projects in the area and called on the leaders of the various political parties and their followers to ensure that the peace of the country is maintained.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur and his team also made separate calls on the Chiefs of Sokute and Nangode all in the Nabdam Constituency as well as the Chief of Zuarungu in the Bolga East Constituency.

Later in the evening, Vice President Amissah-Arthur and his team also interacted with students from Bolga and Zuarungu Nursing Training Colleges to address challenges facing the two institutions.

He urged the students not look at the issues in terms of what they would benefit today but the plans of the government to ensure secured employment for their future.

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