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11.06.2008 NDC News

Odododiodioo NDC delegates urged to give mandate to MP

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Mr Jonathan Nii Tackie Komme, MP for Odododiodioo, has appealed to delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) constituency conference on Sunday to choose him to contest the December parliamentary election on NDC ticket.
Addressing a “Meet the Delegates” forum at Jamestown in Accra, the MP Odododiodioo urged the over 200 out of the about 235 delegates to make a critical assessment of his achievements during his two-and-half years in Parliament and give him the mandate to complete his programme for the area.
Nii Komme showed pictures of projects he had executed and said he worked for the development of the area with emphasis on the provision of educational infrastructure and Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in schools.
He stated that his focused was on education because that would benefit the cross-section of the people who have children, relatives or in school.
Nii Komme said “The world is now a global village in which ICT knowledge is very important if one is to keep abreast with development in a competitive environment.”
The MP said he had established ICT centres at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Secondary School (HOTCASS), the Sempe Primary School and the Sacred Heart Technical Institute and other schools in the area.
Mr Tackie Komme said “With the experience gained as an MP I have made contacts with non-governmental organizations to support the business ventures of especially women in the area with micro-finance and other forms of assistance,” and urged the delegates to support him to retain the seat.
Many of the delegates GNA interviewed stressed the need to ensure continuity by giving the MP the nod to continue with his good work.
A delegate who pleaded anonymity said, “his achievements in two and half years can not be compared to the record of previous MPs” and “His humility has shown that he is truly the son of a Ga Mantse”, chipped in another.
A Ward Co-ordinator in the company of a group of delegates recalled events preceding the last general election during which the candidate of the party had to be replaced at the last minute.
He said the delegates should not make a mistake of selecting someone who could be picked on by the opponents of the NDC to derail all the painstaking preparation to retain the seat.
Other delegates the GNA spoke with stressed the need to select the one out of the three contestants who could express himself well and articulate his views in English since there were no facilities to translate local languages in parliament.
Three contestants, the incumbent MP, Nii Tackie Komme, a former Youth Organiser, Mr Walid Laryea and a former Constituency Vice Chairman are vying to get the nod of the delegates to stand for the NDC in the December elections.

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