The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Ohene-Ntow, is convinced that the NPP cannot lose the 2008 general elections since the people have realised that the government is doing all it can to satisfy them.
Speaking at the first ordinary general meeting of the Hohoe North Constituency branch of the party, he said the party had demonstrated its abilities through the stabilisation of the economy in the record time of five-and-a-half years.
With this, he said, the government had brought the country onto the path of recovery.
He said since the party was a party for the people, it had completed all projects started by the NDC government.
On the cry that the improvement in the economy was not reflecting in the pockets of the ordinary people, Ohene-Ntow asked the gathering how many of them had mobile phones.
“Before we came to power, there were 300,000 mobile phones in the country. Now we have over four million. Does that reflect poverty?,” he asked.
The Hohoe District Chief Executive, Mr John Peter Amewu, said the NPP government had not left out the Hohoe District in its development programme.
So far, he said, 46 schools had been built and a further ¢1.2 billion under the sixth European Union Micro project programme was to be used on development projects, including the building of more schools.
He said he had been able to access money from the reserve fund to put up streetlights in the district capital.
Mr Solomon Donkor, the Jasikan District Chief Executive, said the people of Hohoe and its sister towns in the Gbi Traditional Area were of the Busia-Danquah tradition.
He therefore urged them to go back to their roots, adding that “if you had voted for your aspiring MP, he would have become a minister”.
The Finance and the Disciplinary sub-committees of the constituency were inaugurated by the General Secretary.
Over ¢25 million was realised through the sale of coupons for the running of the branch.