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02.05.2008 General News

Parliamentary candidate Outlines Programme

By Samuel Opare Lartey Koforidua - newtimesonline.com

Ransford Owusu Boakye, the NDC parliamentary candidate for the New Juaben South constituency has pledged to impress upon a future NDC government to turn all public schools into model schools if he is voted into power in the December 2008 election.

Mr Owusu Boakye, a disaster management control officer said in his acceptance speech after he had been declared un-opposed by the New Juaben Municipal Electoral Commission at the NDC’s Parliamentary Primary at Koforidua.

He explained that the model system would enable parents to have some level of control and contribution to make in the schools of their wards.

He also assured the party members that he would make sure to stop the computer selection of students into the senior high schools.

He said the computer system of selection of students had bedeviled parents and the youth in pursuing secondary education.

'The school feeding programme has become a gold mine for some supporters of the NPP and therefore when I become the MP for the area, I would call for the review of the programme and try to influence the NDC government to channel the funds into scholarships for needy children.

The chairman for the New Juaben South NDC constituency, A. Awuku said that the political wind that is blowing in the country nowadays point to the fact that NDC is going to win the December elections.

He called on them to find ways of stopping the NPP’s negative propaganda against the NDC.

The regional organiser of NDC, Tawiah Boateng, said that the NPP has no development agenda that was why most of the government’s development projects have not been completed since 2001.

He assured them that when the NDC comes to power no project would be left undone because they would have development plan for the nation.

He urged them to bring more people into the party to enable them to win more votes, stressing that when the NDC comes to power the youth employment project would be re-organised and put them on pay structure.

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