Political party leaders urged to preach peace
Saltpond (C/R), June 26, GNA – An aspiring parliamentarian has called
on leaders of political parties to preach peace during their campaigns in
the run-up to the upcoming elections.
Mr. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Mfantseman West who made the call said, by so
doing, peace would trickle down to their followers.
Mr. Quansah, who was addressing a press conference at Saltpond stated
that political leaders had a role in the direction of the conduct of the elections since they had influence on their supporters.
He expressed worry about how political polarization was trying to tear
the country apart and appealed to the leadership of the parties to regard
unity the people as paramount to anything else.
On his manifesto, the aspiring parliamentarian said his priority would
be to involve the electorate in the parliamentary system through regular interactions.
“That will make me know what the people want me to do for them but not
me doing what I feel I should do,” he stressed.
Mr Quansah advised the youth not to allow themselves to the exploited
by politicians and their followers.
He said he would ensure that education and health were given special attention in his constituency.
He said he would ensure that all school-going age children who were not
in school were enrolled and retained in school.
All people who had not registered with the Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme would be encouraged to do so to enable them have access to quality health care.
The aspiring parliamentarian expressed concern about the deteriorating condition of the fishing industry, noting that the industry was dying gradually.
He said he would draw the attention of government and the donor partners
to the need to introduce fishermen and fishmongers to alternate livelihood activities, when elected.