2016 election will be tough for NDC– Veep

The Vice President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur, has predicted that the 2016 general elections will be a tough one for his party, the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to him, although the NDC’s record under President John Mahama is enviable, the elections in 2016 still remains open.

Speaking at a forum organised by the NDC students’ wing [TEIN] in Cape Coast in the Central Region, Mr. Amissah-Arthur urged party members not to rest on their oars in projecting the NDC to Ghanaians.

“We need to continue to work because next year is going to be tough. Anybody who tells you it’s going to be easy walkover they don’t know what they are talking about; it’s going to be tough. We need to project the work that we have done because the last four years have been some of the more difficult periods in the economic history of our country.”

He also highlighted government’s achievements in some sectors of the economy including agriculture despite the sector’s slow growth rate this year.

“If you look at the trends of commodity prices like cocoa…we have guaranteed the farmers that we will continue to give them a large share of the proceeds of the crop. So even as the prices are going down, we are giving them a higher percentage of the global price so that the farmers will be guaranteed better standard of living,” Mr. Amissah-Arthur added.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur will be partnering President Mahama for the second time in 2016 after his re-nomination was endorsed by  the NDC.

By:  Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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