Politics of Saturday, 20 August 2016
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate for Nhyiaeso, Dr Samuel Sarpong, has acquired an office complex for the constituency as part of his strategy to win the seat for the party.
Located at the Nhyiaeso roundabout and Atinga junction, directly opposite the Asafo Adjei Hospital, the office has computers, a sitting area, portions for party officers and permanent staff.
Currently, the seat is occupied by Dr Richard Anane of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He lost the primary to Kennedy Kankam who will now lock horns with Dr Sarpong.
In an interview with the Daily Graphic during a clean-up exercise at Apraman, directly behind the new party office, both within the constituency, Dr Sarpong said a well-established and equipped office played a major role in the mobilisation of votes for the Agenda One Million votes for the people.
Dr Sarpong, who did not mention the cost of the office, said his entry into the race had brought enthusiasm to the activities of the party, especially with some members of the opposition NPP throwing their weight behind him.
He stated that there was the need for a rallying point where people could go and have information and also assist the party in whatever form they could.
He explained that since his entry into the race, he had received a lot of people from various political parties offering their support because they believed in what he did when he was the Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and the Ashanti Regional Minister, as well as his services currently as the Chief Executive of the State Housing Company Ltd.
Dr Sarpong said most of these people have the conviction that he would bring development, progress and unity to the constituency when given the mandate.
Addressing the people of Apraman, who had come out in large numbers to participate in the clean-up exercise, he said the exercise was established to ensure that once every month, communities came together to clean their surroundings.
He explained that the cleaning of their surroundings was a health preventive measure to ensure that diseases such as cholera, malaria among other ailments became a thing of the past.