Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
THE executive body of the Kwadaso Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has thrown its weight behind the sitting Member of Parliament, Mrs Josephine Hilda Addo, on her decision to seek re-election as the party’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency.
Just after the MP had presented 100 bags of cement towards the construction of a youth retreat centre initiated by the Grace Chapel Assemblies of God Church at Kwadaso, the executive told the Daily Graphic that the three-year period of Mrs Addo as MP had brought tremendous progress to the constituency and it was important for her to be allowed to continue with the good work.
The vice-chairman of the constituency, Mr Dominic Oppong Ntim, said from education to health, agriculture, water and road development, the MP had excelled.
He stated that the constituency could not afford to lose the MP and therefore encouraged her to pursue her ambition to retain the seat.
Mr Ntim expressed the hope that the rank and file of the party would support the MP in her quest to fight for more development for Kwadaso.
Ms Florence Saahene, the constituency women’s organiser, also told this paper that the exemplary leadership of Mrs Addo was a plus for women of the constituency.
She said women had a crucial role to play in national development and anyone of them with the right qualities, who wanted to aspire to higher political office should be encouraged to do so.
Ms Saahene said the NDC would be whipped seriously in the December elections at Kwadaso as the people would root behind Nana Akufo-Addo and Mrs Addo.
The constituency organiser, Mr Akwasi Owusu, said the constituency had benefited immensely from the National Youth Employment Programme and that today a number of the youth who were roaming about without any work were gainfully employed.
For their part, Mr Prince Asamoa, the assistant secretary, and the youth organiser, George Owusu-Boateng, emphasised the fact that Ghanaians were wide awake politically and that the electorate would be looking for people with the requisite qualifications to vote into political office.