Augustus Nana Boamposem Boateng, Chief Executive Officer of Messrs Newell Investments Limited (a business advisory, brokerage & services firm) has expressed interest to contest the New Juaben South Constituency primaries.
He said he was entering the race with a message the electorate would find irresistible and an action plan with all the strategies that would put the NDC to sleep.
“I am contesting to win the NPP parliamentary nomination for the singular opportunity to serve the people of the New Juaben South Constituency as their next leader. I come from a background where public service is considered a duty, and where privilege and good fortune demand even greater commitment to the common good. Generations of my forebears and relations established this rich tradition of public service, to which I am proud to belong and which has been the source of constant inspiration,” he said.
Nana Boateng, who made the declaration when he interacted with journalists in Accra on Wednesday, said he would file his nomination papers for the NPP primaries, to satisfy the desire of constituents who say he is the one who could represent them in Parliament.
Nana Boateng, a seasoned Trade and Management Consultant with a Masters' degree in Business Administration, said as an active and vibrant leader endowed with skills to propagate the ideals of the party, he would bring more development to the people when elected as an MP.
He said his aspiration would be to improve on health and education, and build individual capacities, adding that he would give much attention to tourism because his constituency has a lot of tourism potentials that could be developed. The parliamentary aspirant said he had tons of outstanding ideas and initiatives, which he believed should be harnessed for the benefit of the people, hence his desire to contest the seat come December.
He therefore called on party executives and supporters to bury their differences and unite for a resounding victory for the party, disclosing that his slogan is “uniting the people for progress and prosperity”.
Nana Boateng, who is the Honorary Secretary to the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF), also called on constituents 18 years and above to register when the voters' register is opened so that they could exercise their franchise in the December polls.
He advised all key players in the party in the constituency to remain united and focused in order to attract even non-NPP members into the fold of the party, reminding them that politics had to do with numbers. Nana Boateng charged all the party's followers, especially the leaders, to learn to accommodate opposing views within and outside, saying even though he had done his best to bring some meaningful development projects to the constituency, he was still fighting to bring more.
By Wisdom Awuku