Politics of Saturday, 15 February 2020
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West, has urged delegates of the party to renew her mandate as parliamentary candidate to enable her continue to transform lives and bring real change to the constituency.
According to the Communications Minister, the transformational agenda being pursued by the Akufo-Addo led-administration, is being replicated in the constituency as a result of her good works.
“For the three years the NPP has been in power, I have been able to lobby for developmental projects, that is how come most of the inner-roads in the constituency are being constructed.
“Ablekuma West deserves better and this is not the time to conduct any experiment. We can’t afford to leave the constituency in the hands of trainees and people who don’t have the necessary experience.
“I have been tried and tested, gone through mill, so I urge you all to give me a resounding victory on April 25,” the minister said amidst thunderous applause from the crowd.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful made the call on Friday when she submitted her nomination forms for the upcoming parliamentary primary in the constituency.
Hundreds of delegates and party supporters from the constituency thronged the party’s office on Friday as they went on a procession through the principal streets of Dansoman, a suburb of Accra, before submitting the forms to party executives.
While urging delegates to renew her mandate, she admonished parliamentary aspirants and supporters to conduct campaigns devoid of insults and character assassination to ensure peace and tranquility prevail after the primary.
She said the government under President Akufo-Addo had managed the fragile economy inherited from the previous government and it had become one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Sahara Africa.
The Communications Minister as MP for Ablekuma West has embarked on several developmental projects, including facilitating the construction of roads and the launching of “work, pay and own taxi scheme”.
The scheme has since empowered the beneficiaries economically as they were given a period of three years to make payments.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is credited for spearheading government’s digitisation agenda, which has helped transformed Ghana’s socio-economic development.
The ruling New Patriotic Party is expected to hold Parliamentary primaries in areas where it has sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) on April 25, 2020.
The NPP has I69 sitting Members of Parliament out of the total 275 seats in Parliament.
On his part, Abraham Kofi Asante, Acting Chief Executive of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications, urged the delegates to endorse the minister’s candidature for her to continue to improve the living standards of the people.
“The people of Ablekuma West are very lucky that they have an experienced and affable person, who sits in cabinet meetings and have been able to lobby for development for her people over the years.
“It is import to ensure that you keep her in parliament for the sake of the future of the constituency,” he added.
Veteran gospel musician, Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, popularly known as Great Ampong, was present to entertain the crowd.