The presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has stated that his party holds the key to unlocking the fortunes of the country in all sectors, especially that of agriculture and employment.
The Brong Ahafo campaign tour took Dr Nduom and his entourage to Tuobodom in the Techiman North Constituency, Wenchi in the Wenchi Constituency, Sampa in the Jaman North Constituency, Japekrom Mpuasu in the Jaman South Constituency, Jinijini in the Berekum East Constituency, Berekum in the Berekum West Constituency and the Sunyani East Constituency.
Other areas that the Nduom 2016 campaign team visited included Sene East, Pru East, Pru West, Sene West, Attebubu Amantin and Techiman.
At Sampa in the Jaman North Constituency, Dr Nduom and his team paid homage to the chiefs and elders of the land and sought permission to begin with his tour in the area. He commended the people for their hard work in cashew and rice production and touched on the need to help the youth with varied intervention so that they could become self-reliant.
The Adontenhene of the Sampa Traditional Area, Nana Kwadwo Masa, lauded Dr Nduom for his immense contributions to youth empowerment through job creation. While wishing him well, the chief appealed to Dr Nduom to expand his business in the area and roll out more lucrative ventures in the area to shore up economic activities there.
Change in government
In his address to the people, Dr Nduom touched on the need for change in government. He said the current government had not been able to perform up to task, thus there was no need to keep it in power after the polls. He promised to revamp the agriculture sector with the requisite know-how to enable farmers to beef up their yields.
He introduced the parliamentary candidate for the area, Joseph Nsoah, to the gathering and asked the people to vote massively for him for a one-touch victory in the December polls.
At Drobo in the Jaman South Constituency where Dr Nduom made a whistle stop at the chief’s palace, he told the people that Ghana needed a change of government to redeem its image and stressed that a PPP government is the right choice for the country.
He called for more support and votes from the people to enable him and his team to steer the affairs of the country to an expected end. He also pledged to carry out a clean and peaceful campaign devoid of insults. He introduced David Awupori Vuguesh as the PPP parliamentary candidate for Jaman South.
The Paramount Chief of Mpuasu-Japekrom Traditional Area, Okatakyie Amoah Aturu Nkonkonkyia, said the beauty of democracy was seen when people were allowed to change government through free, fair and transparent elections hence the need for Ghanaians to abide by the principles of democracy. He called for more assistance especially agricultural development and infrastructure, which he said would boost the living standards of the people.
Chief of Jinijini
At Jinijini in the Berekum West Constituency, the Chief of Jinijini, Nana Tutu Barfuor Asare, lauded Dr Nduom for his entrepreneurship and peaceful nature.
Dr Nduom advised his supporters to conduct themselves well before, during and after this political season.
At a durbar held in his honour at the Berekumhene’s palace, Dr Nduom stressed issues bordering on peaceful elections and wealth creation. He introduced the Parliamentary Candidate for Berekum West, Eric Nana Amposah, and asked the people to endorse and give him more votes in order for him to represent them in Parliament and bring progressive development to them.
He promised to expand his businesses in the area to enhance the economy. He also promised to pay equal attention to the needs of the citizenry accordingly.
The Paramount Chief of Berekum said it was God who installed a leader and that his prayer was that Ghanaians would be guided by the spirit of patriotism so that they would exercise their franchise peacefully. He urged them to vote wisely bearing in mind their current living conditions.
Wrapping up the first phase of his tour, Dr Nduom addressed a rally at the central business square in Sunyani where he touched on the state of the country’s affairs in terms of health, education, industries, and youth empowerment.
Source: radioxyzonlie.com/ with additional files from graphic