Michael Owusu Duodu, GNA
Bibiani (WN/R) Jan,
21, GNA – The Ghana Union Movement(GUM) party led by Rev Christian Kwabena
Andrew, popularly known as Sofo Kyiriabosom, has been launched in the
Bibiani–Anhwiaso-Bekwai Constituency in the Western Northern Region.
Leaders of the newly
formed political party called on Ghanaians to give the party a chance to make a
difference in the country’s political landscape as it was poised to address challenges
confronting the economy.
crowd of cheering party supporters at the launch in Bibiani, Mr. Yaw Mensah,
the Western North Regional Chairman of GUM, assured voters that the party would
inculcate “can do spirit” into citizens and drive the economy towards
self-reliance status when voted into power.
He also assured the
public that the party would roll out tailor-made programmes and activities to
help citizens reap maximum benefits from numerous mining operations in the
On his part, Nana
Kwadwo Yankyera, the
Chairman of GUM, who spoke on behalf the
Party Founder, Rev. Andrew, likened
Ghana to a weak old-lady that needed support for survival.
He promised GUM
would revive the ailing economy with weak currency and high dependence on
foreign goods for survival and transformation.
He expressed regret
that successive governments woefully failed to build on the solid foundation
laid by first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
And gave the assurance
that when GUM was voted into power, it would revive and relive the vision of Dr
Nkrumah for transformation of Ghana and living conditions of the people.
Mr Osei Nsiah, the
Deputy Western North Regional Director of the Electoral Commission of Ghana,
later swore-in the party’s executives from various constituencies in the