The Convention People’s Party (CPP) presidential candidate, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, brought hope and inspiration to the unemployed youth of the Mamprusi in his recent tour of the Northern Region.
This was apparent during his visit to some constituencies in the area like Yagaba Kubori, Yunyoo, Nalerigu and Walewale.
The Greenstreet campaign tour which is dubbed “Apam Foforↄ” (new covenant) also translated in Mampruli as “Alkawule-pale” reached the Mamprusi territory last week amidst chanting and drumming.
At Yunyoo, the CPP flagbearer paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Yunyoo – Nayiri Toka Yamyia Yunyoo Rana II where he introduced the party’s candidate for the November 2016 parliamentary elections in the constituency Ms Nafisa Dawuda.
Yunyoo is close to the Republic of Togo and has two main ethnic groups – Kokombas and the Bimobas. The area lacks portable water, senior high school, hospital, tarred roads and irrigation systems for the local small holder farmers among others.
The flagbearer, who was accompanied by the Third National Vice Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tijani Rahman and the Northern Regional executives, also visited Nalerigu where he held a mini rally to introduce the party’s parliamentary candidate Alhassan Ziblim.
Earlier, he paid a courtesy call on the Mamprusi King – Naa Bohagu Abdulai Mahami at his palace.
At Walewale lorry station, though it was late in the evening, the CPP presidential candidate met a large group of supporters and outdoored the party’s parliamentary candidate, Ms Sabratu Mahama.
Ms Mahama said development in the area was poor despite having representatives from both the NDC and NPP in parliament.
In her view, their failures mean that the NPP and NDC should not be an option for Walewale. Relying on her career as an educationist, she believed she has what it takes to make women and youth in the area self-reliant.