Sunday, May 11, 2008


Story: Samuel Duordu, Sunyani

THE Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) will field parliamentary candidates in all the 24 constituencies in the Brong Ahafo Region in the forthcoming general election, the Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman of the party, Mr Peter Amoh, has disclosed.
He said consequently, the regional secretariat had sent nomination forms to all the constituencies to enable qualified party members to file to contest the primaries.
Mr Amoh, who made the disclosure in an interview with the Daily Graphic in Sunyani, further stated that the flag bearer, the patron and the national executive of the party were due for a visit to the region by next week to interact with all party executives from the grass roots to regional level, as well as the people.
He said immediately after the regional tour by the flag bearer, the regional secretariat would roll out its campaign strategies for the region to ensure the success of the party in the forthcoming general election.
Mr Amoh, however, urged supporters of the party to embark on clean campaigns devoid of insults, saying that the DFP was the number one party that did not believe in violence and intimidation and that it was for peace and national unity.
He added that the party would not resort to intimidation and victimisation when voted into power, noting that when it was not in government it would provide constructive opposition and focus on issues, principles and policies, while avoiding insults, abuse, peddling of lies, violent threats and political vendetta.
Mr Amoh stated that the DFP had come to introduce decency and clean politics in the body politic of the country and, therefore, urged the electorate to vote massively for it at the December polls.
He said the DFP, as a centre-left party, would, on the economic front, concentrate on removing the bottlenecks confronting improvement in agriculture, industry, trade and tourism, adding that on the trade side, the party would review the liberal trade policies of the NPP and the NDC governments which had hampered the growth of local industries.
On agriculture, Mr Amoh stated that the DFP would provide subsidies and agricultural inputs, as well as grant loans at the appropriate time to farmers.
He said the DFP would work towards the provision of the basic necessities of life, such as adequate food, housing, clothing, water, health care, quality education, roads, energy and telecommunications.

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