The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for Tain Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr Joe Danquah, has launched his campaign with a call on the people of the area to vote massively for him and the party’s presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
This, he said, would reciprocate the numerous development projects they benefited from under President Kufuor’s Administration.
He noted that it was under the NPP administration that the various towns and villages in the district witnessed massive infrastructural development in terms of roads, school buildings, electricity, potable water and a modern market, among others, and the only way for the people of the district to reciprocate what the government had done for them was to retain him and the NPP in power.
“A vote for Joe Danquah and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the constituency is a vote for rapid development and a remarkable improvement in your living conditions, which the constituency under the NDC regime and its Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, now General Secretary of the party, failed to provide under his 12 years as the MP for the area”, he stressed.
Mr Danquah, who made the call at a rally at Seikwa in the Tain Constituency on Sunday to launch his campaign, said it was during his four-year term as the MP for the area that the constituency was given a separate district and also saw the construction of the Bui Dam Hydro Electric power project, which several governments, including the NDC, failed to bring into fruition.
That, he said, had created over 1,000 jobs for people in the area, and was also poised to transform the dam area into a modern city.
He said under the NDC regime, with Mr Asiedu Nketiah as the MP for the area, it was only two towns in the constituency that were connected to the national grid, but under the NPP’s eight years in office and his four year term as their MP, 16 communities had benefited from electricity, while another 15 communities would be connected to the national grid.
“It was also under the NPP government that Seikwa and its surrounding villages benefited from potable water, and the tarring of the Seikwa township road and a modern market, so if anybody says they want a change, then what change are they talking about?” he questioned.
Mr Danquah continued that Mr Asiedu Nketiah could not even renovate or build a new school block for the very primary school he attended.
The incumbent MP for Tain therefore urged the people to vote massively for the NPP to retain power to ensure the orderly development of the area.
was a vote for rapid socio-economic advancement of the area.
He urged supporters of the party to close their ranks, unite and intensify their campaigns in order to win more people into their fold.
Mr Kwame Ampofo Twumasi, a Deputy Minister of Energy and the NPP Parliamentary candidate for Nkoranza South in the Brong Ahafo Region, urged the people not to make the mistake to vote what he termed “skirt and blouse”, since Mr Joe Danquah as their MP had been able to lobby for more development projects to the area under his tenure, and that they stood to benefit from more projects if they retained him.
Mr Kofi Darko, the Brong Ahafo Regional Organiser of the NPP, for his part urged the people to ignore the vile propaganda and the lies being peddled about the NPP by the NDC, since the area had witnessed tremendous infrastructure development under the NPP, and therefore they must vote massively for Mr Danquah and Nana Akufo-Addo to continue with the good works.
Madam Ama Amponsah, a Member of the Brong Ahafo Regional Monitoring Campaign Team, for her part appealed to the party supporters in the area to bury their differences, unite and intensify their house-to-house campaign to ensure a resounding victory for the party in the December 7 general elections.