Agona Swedru (C/R), Aug. 27, GNA – Vice
President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has charged the National Democratic Congress
(NDC) foot-soldiers to embark on house to house campaign to ensure a “one
touch” victory for the party.
He, therefore, cautioned the rank and file of
the party to guard against complacency and work assiduously to ensure this win
for President Mahama and the party in general.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at
the inauguration of the NDC’s Central Regional Election Task Force at the Agona
Swedru Sports Stadium in the Agona West District of the Central Region.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur and his
entourage were welcomed by a tumultuous crowd of NDC sympathizers who sang and
chanted party slogans.
He also outdoored some of the NDC parliamentary
candidates in the region.
Earlier, the Vice President and his team paid
homage to Ogidigram Okrupi Nana Kobina Asiedu Botwe II, Chief of Agona Swedru,
at his palace and also to inform him of their mission in the town.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur urged the rank
and file of the party to go out to the communities with the “Green Book” to
spread the good news in terms of the unprecedented infrastructural development
by the Government to the people.
He said the party foot-soldiers must offer
themselves as disciples of President Mahama to spread his good deeds for the
people to see and renew his mandate to continue with the development agenda.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur warned the NDC
supporters against voting “skirt and blouse” because President Mahama would
need more NDC Members of Parliament to help him deliver on his second term
Mr Kofi Adams, the National Campaign
Co-ordinator of the NDC, called on the supporters of the party to participate
in the campaign to ensure a one-time victory.
“What the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is doing
to the NDC today is the same thing their forbearers did to Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
“When Dr Nkrumah was borrowing funds to
construct the Akosombo Dam, Tema Motorway and Tema Port they accused him of
incurring a lot of debts for the country. And they are doing the same things
against President Mahama today,” Mr Adams said.
He said the NDC as a government had a good
track record in development and would continue to improve the lot of the
country for everybody’s good.
He said President Mahama had already laid a
solid foundation for the nation and what was required now was for Ghanaians to
renew his mandate to continue with his transformation agenda.
Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, the Deputy Minister of
Finance and Leader of the Central Regional Election Task Force, gave a litany
of achievements under President Mahama’s leadership including the revamping of
industries, providing fertilizers for farmers and outboard motors to fishermen.
He said the Government had already laid a firm
foundation for the economy and that inflation and interest rate were beginning
to decline which Ghanaian businesses would be the ultimate beneficiaries.
Mr Forson said everything on the ground
pointed to a one-time victory for President Mahama in the December election
and, therefore, called on the rank and file to go out and campaign in the
communities to ensure this win.