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General News of Sunday, 11 September 2016

Source: GNA

2016-09-11

Bolga (U/R), Sept.9 GNA-Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has stated that the objective of the NDC is to support the vulnerable and deprived to climb the socio-economic development ladder.

He said the government is also focused on bridging the development gap between the urban and the rural communities.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Bolga Tindana, Ayeta Atona at Tindong Molgo.

The call by Vice President Amissah-Arthur on the Bolga Tindana was to inform him of his mission in the area as he continues with his campaign tour of the Upper East Region.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also stated that the government is determined to collaborate with the people to equally distribute the national resources to all parts of the country.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur introduced the NDC’s Parliamentary candidate for Bolga Central Mr Isaac Adongo to the Tindana and the people.

Tindana Ayeta Atona prayed for a peaceful election and urged political parties and their followers to maintain the prevailing harmony in the country.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also paid courtesy call on Tong Ranaa-Kubilsong Nalab Tong, the Paramount Chief of the Talensi Traditional area.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also said NDC’s Parliamentary candidate Mr Benson Tongo Baaba who won by-election last year have not had enough time to serve the so should be given another term to better represent the people.

He said the NDC believes that it has the best plan and the people to deliver on their promises.

He introduced NDC’s Parliamentary candidate, Mr Benson Tongo Baaba to the Paramount Chief and the people.

Tong Ranaa-Kubilsong Nalab Tong on his part commended Vice President Amissah-Arthur for finding time of his busy schedule to call on him.

He said his vision as a chief is based on development for the people and all well-meaning people should come together for the development of the area.

He appealed to all parties who intend to campaign in Talensi should do their best to ensure peace and tranquility in the area.

Later, Vice President Amissah-Arthur also paid courtesy a call on Bongo Naba

He called for unity in the Bongo constituency and urged losing aspirants in the NDC’s primaries to support the party’s parliamentary candidate to retain the seat.

He said the NDC as tradition believes in development and that the government would continue to invest infrastructural development of the country.

The Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyaarum on his part commended government for various the infrastructural developments it has undertaken in the area.

He however appealed to government build a Teacher Training College and a district hospital to help address the health needs of the people.

He further appealed to government to provide the Bongo Traditional Council with a vehicle since their old vehicle has broken down.

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