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Prof. Naana Jane Divulges Parts of NDC’s Manifesto

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Vice Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang said it is high time the will of the people was brought to main stream governance.

She further said that is what was at the heart of the NDC’s consultations to form the ‘People’s Manifesto’.

She intimated that the times where leaders sit in Accra and draft manifestos for the people are long gone.

“We must make sure the realities of the people are incorporated into policy documents to ensure the people benefit directly.”

She made this known when she took her campaign tour to Kwasiadukrom in the Bodi Constituency of the Western-North Region.

Addressing chiefs and people of the area, Prof Opoku-Agyemang said the NDC’s yet-to-be-launched manifesto is a document that will address specific needs of the people towards national development.

She noted the manifesto is one that touches on every sector of the economy, hence the need for all to support the NDC for its implementation.

She pointed out that ‘The Big Push’ agenda in the manifesto, for instance, when implemented, will see jobs created for the people, youth given hands-on skill training as well as the completion of abandoned infrastructure projects started by the erstwhile NDC government.

She specifically called on women to rally behind the ‘John and Jane’ ticket as they had a deep understanding of community issues.

“This is our time as women and we must take advantage of the opportunity,” she said.

Source: 3news.com

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‘Show Me One Secondary School You’ve Built Since You Won’ – Mahama To Akufo-Addo

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has challenged President Akufo-Addo to point to a secondary school you has constructed since he won power in 2016.

According to him, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is “heavy” on giving promises but “low” on delivery.

“Ghanaians know what my track record is; my opponent comes nowhere near me. When we talk about credibility; who is more credible when it comes to delivery on social infrastructure, everyone knows who is credible.

“He (President Akufo-Addo) should show me one secondary school he has built or one hospital he has built in four years. It is easy to say that we have better credibility when it comes to infrastructure with our opponent,” the NDC presidential candidate told TV XYZ in an interview Sunday.

Meanwhile, the former President was on Friday installed as the Nkosouhene (Development Chief) of the Apesika Traditional area in the Kintampo South constituency of the Bono East region.

Under the stool name Nana Beyeman Kwame Ababio I, Mr. Mahama was taken through the customary rites by the Chief of Jema and Kyidomhene of the Nkoranza Traditional Council, Nana Amponsah Gyan II.

Nana Amponsah Gyan II explained that the NDC presidential candidate deserves to be honoured as he undertook massive development projects in the area when he was the President of Ghana.

Speaking at a durbar held in honour of Mr Mahama, Nana Amponsah Gyan acknowledged projects such as roads, water and schools as some of the legacy projects of the then government of President Mahama.

The chief was however unhappy that the projects started during the Mahama administration have been abandoned by the Akufo-Addo government.

Nana Amponsah Gyan, therefore, urged his people to return the NDC to power by voting for Mr Mahama in the December 7 presidential election to enable him continue from where he left in 2016.

For his part, Mr Mahama expressed appreciation to the chiefs and people of Apesika for the honour bestowed on him.

He said when elected as president in the December 7 general elections, the next NDC government will complete all the abandoned projects.

 

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Presby Moderator’s description of Akufo-Addo’s govt will shock you

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The Right Reverend Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, the Moderator of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s passion and zeal to transform the nation’s health sector as unparalleled.

He likened the President’s commitment towards nation-building to what he termed as the “true reflection of biblical healing ministry of Jesus Christ, where concern for the poor and the vulnerable in the society was prioritised.

“I really admire your passion. Try to stay focused and I know God will reward and bless you”, Rt. Rev. Mante encouraged him when President Akufo-Addo broke the grounds for work to begin on the construction of an ultra-modern Accident and Emergency Centre at the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital at Dormaa-Ahenkro during his visit to the Bono Region last week.

The facility, expected to be completed within 36 months, has x-ray laboratory, procedure and admission rooms, 33-bed wards and others.

Rt. Rev. Mante emphasised the church acknowledged the responsibility of the government to provide health services to the people, assuring “we will, therefore, continue to go with the government to complement efforts towards national development.”

He observed the PCG had been a key player in health and other services delivery in the country since 1885, saying the church has partnered the government to run 55 health facilities nationwide.

These facilities, he added, provided a substantial portion of health services in rural areas with a total workforce capacity of 1,515.

Rt. Rev Mante announced work was on course for the conversion of the defunct Presbyterian Girls Vocational Institution at Begoro to a College of Health to start with the training of Allied Health Professionals at the Diploma Certificate Level.

Source: GNA

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Politics in Ablekuma West will remain non-violent – Ursula assures

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Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West constituency and Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekufful has assured electorates of a peaceful campaign and election as she kickstarts her outreach.

She noted that the constituency is known to enjoy peaceful processes whiles cautioning any party or group that intends to cause any form of violence in the area.

Ursula was speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the first day of what she calls retail campaigning in the area.

Ursula together with her supporters walked the principal streets of Dansoman to reach out to her electorate as they pasted posters, shared handbills, and literally painted the town red and blue Saturday, September 12.

Answering a question posed by starrfm.com.gh on how she planned to caution the youth in the area against election-related violence, she maintained “we never engage in election violence here. But if we are attacked we defend ourselves. We would never ever cast the first stone. Here in Abekuma West, we believe in decent politics, politics of ideas.”

She went on “we are standing on our record. In the eight years that I have been MP of this constituency, they know what I have done. And we are standing on that record to tell the people to vote for us again.”

She assured “we don’t have time for violence and we are telling the other side too that this is our territory, and it is in our interest to have a peaceful election. We will work to have a peaceful election. If they try anything, we will meet them squarely.”

Source: Starr FM

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