PPP will build a jute factory —Nduom assures
6/9/2012 7:42:10 PM -
The Progressive People's Party (PPP) has assured Ghanaians that it will build a jute factory when entrusted with the governance of this country.
The party's flag bearer, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, gave this assurance during the party's tour of cocoa growing communities in the Western Region.
The tour which was the PPP's second phase of its nationwide tour saw Dr Nduom and his team visiting Aowin-Suaman, Sefwi-Akontombra and Suaman Dadieso -all cocoa growing areas- in the Western Region.
Addressing residents in these communities, Dr Nduom said it was sad that Ghana still continued to import jute sacks from Bangladesh for the bagging of its cocoa beans.
This, he intimated, was not doing any good for the Ghanaian cocoa farmer and the economy as a whole.
The building of a jute factory, Dr Nduom insisted, will not only contribute to the growth of the economy, but more importantly, create 'meaningful jobs' for Ghanaians.
In all these areas Dr Nduom and his team were met with a rapturous welcome with virtually every activity grinding to a halt, and hundreds of residents struggling to catch a glimpse of the PPP team.
The party also shared its ten-point agenda from which Dr Nduom told the town folk that a PPP administration will ensure an incorruptible government; a clean environment that will help eradicate preventable diseases like cholera and malaria and create meaningful jobs.
Earlier, Dr Nduom and his entourage paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Suaman Dadieso, Odeneho Brentum IV, who posited that although chiefs are not permitted to meddle in politics, he was of the firm view, from what he has seen and heard that Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom would win this year's election.
'Since Kwame Nkrumah's time, we have seen governments come and go, but the people of Dadieso are still impoverished; nothing has been seen,' the chief lamented.
According to Odeneho Brentum, he has seen so much promise in Dr Nduom which gives him hope.
He thus intimated that he would do well to convince many others to support Dr Nduom.
Accompanying Dr Nduom are the National Vice Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Baba Seidu; National Secretary, Kofi Asamoah-Siaw, and; National Committee Member, Mrs Mary Ankomah Boakye-Boateng.
The rest are the deputy Communication Director, Samuel Ampah and other regional and constituency executives.
The tour continues today with brief stops at Bibiani, Sefwi Wiawso and Bekwai. Dr Nduom and his team will then continue to the Brong Ahafo, Ashanti and Northern Regions from June 11-14.
In the Brong Ahafo Region, Dr Nduom and his entourage will visit Dormaa East and West; Asunafo East and West; Asutifi East and West, Jaman South and Berekum. In the case of the Ashanti Region, the group will visit Bekwai, Obuasi, Fomena, Adansi Asokwa and New Edubiase.
The party is expected to continue with its community-based campaign during the tour of the four regions.
And as part of the community-based campaign, the party leadership would be addressing farmers, drivers, artisans, market women, students, town-hall meetings, opinion leaders and other identifiable groups.
Dr Nduom and his group will also be visiting traditional authorities during the tour. The community based campaign was launched at a mammoth rally at Elmina in the Komenda-Edina Eguafo-Abrem Constituency of the Central Region last week.