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01.04.2008 NPP News

Paul Ansah Files To Contest Asuogyaman NPP

By Daily Graphic
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The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA)representative in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, Mr Paul Ansah, has filed his nomination to contest the Asuogyaman parliamentary seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He told newsmen that as someone born into a very harsh economic environment like many others in the Asuogyaman Constituency, he was prompted to enter into politics to help to ensure that children got better opportunities to develop their potential to make life meaningful to them.

Mr Ansah, who was president of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in 1992, said “I believe we have come to a time in the political history of our country when all must get involved in the effort to change the meaning of leadership and to boost public confidence in politics.
Politics in Ghana must be made attractive to men and women of integrity who understand leadership to be selfless service to God and humanity”.

He said his involvement in Ghana's democratic process dated back to 21 years ago when he joined the fight to restore Ghana to democratic rule.

“However, my two years stay in the Sahelian region, which happens to be the poorest region in the world, and the poverty and misery that I have come face to face with have actually stimulated in me a fresh desire to rise up to the challenges of leadership in Africa,” he stated.

Mr Ansah said he had, therefore, vowed to dedicate the rest of his life to help find lasting solutions to the persistent conflict, poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, disease and under development in the Asuogyaman Constituency in particular and in Ghana and Africa in general.

He said the number of development projects undertaken throughout the country and the successes chalked up in the fight against poverty, crime and corruption showed what a determined leadership and a determined people could do.

“Certainly, Asuogyaman requires a team player and a strategic thinker who knows how to plan, focus, motivate and influence people to identify their needs and achieve their goals, a leader whose influence is characterised by high ethical standards and motivated by a sense of ultimate accountability to God.”

The aspirant stated that by filing his nomination to be the representative of the people in Parliament he was seeking their mandate and support to work together with the government, external development partners, the District Assembly, Nananom and people to promote the unity of the constituency both at the party and at the community levels.

He promised to promote the development of social amenities, diversified agriculture, quality education, tourism, and quality health care and provide opportunities for the people of Asuogyaman to engage in viable economic ventures and to mobilise technical and financial support for such activities.

In addition, Mr Ansah said he would work with the various bodies to enhance the revenue generating ability of the District Assembly through direct participation in income generating activities to support its projects and programmes and design and implement youth development programmes that would help to tap the creative potentials of the youth.

Story by Donald Ato Dapatem

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