Mr Kwabena Agyepong, former press secretary to President John Agyekum Kufuor, and currently a presidential aspirant in the camp of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has embarked on a five-day tour of the Volta Region as part of his campaign to outline his vision and canvass for votes in the 22 constituencies whose delegates would be voting at the Party's primary.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after meeting the Akan constituency executive at Kadjebi, Mr Agyepong said he felt very strengthened and energized at the remarkable support and encouragement he received from the party's dedicated and selfless foot soldiers. He pointed out that the hallmark of his political programme was to pursue the interest, and aspirations of the youth and women, adding that, "the welfare of the individual and the state is the essence of politics".
Mr Agyepong said the Kadjebi constituency executive should be proud to be associated with the achievements of the NPP government under President J.A. Kufuor and appealed to them to trumpet the success story in their communities.
He said there was need to fast-track the interventions that had already been put in place to support indigenous entrepreneurs with long term risk capital.
Mr Agyepong said what the NPP needed was a decisive and vibrant leadership, adding that he possessed such qualities. He said he would inject peace, passion and patriotism into the body politic if given the mandate to lead in 2008.
"As a team builder, I would work hard to harness the nation's human and natural resources and marshal the socio-economic development of the country to a new level by building on the considerable achievements of the NPP's two term achievements.