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22.07.2008 NPP News

NDC has turned NPP's World Bank into rural bank - Mahama

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The NDC on Tuesday said it had turned the NPP's

claim that the Brong Ahafo was their “World Bank” into a “rural bank”.

Mr John Dramani Mahama, running mate to Professor John Atta Mills, flag

bearer of the NDC said: "I am convinced that the large crowds which have been

giving us rousing welcomes even in torrential rains were so convincing that the

NPP's gimmick of underrating us is a mere speculation and slogan.”

Mr Mahama who was addressing separate rallies at Abease, Zamrama, Yeji,

Prang on his 10-day campaign tour of Brong Ahafo said: "The surprising thing is

that some towns and villages which we do not have on our itinnery literarily

‘ambushed’ us at night and sometimes pleaded to listen to our message and

shouted the slogan that ‘Afedie yesesa’ meaning ‘this year we will change things.’
"My main concern was the thousands of youth in whose faces I see deep

concern and love who are mostly unemployed.

"That is the more reason why the NDC said it would give hope to the

hopeless, create jobs for the jobless and would ensure that Ghanaians do not get

discouraged in politicians who only give them false promises during campaign

periods.”

Mr Mahama said the promise that Prof. Atta Mills had made to the people that

he would make F-CUBE absolutely free and provide free school uniforms to

pupils was attainable.

He said the NDC would revitalise the local cotton industry to produce the raw

materials for tailors and seamstresses to sew school uniforms in their localities.

Mr Mahama reiterated that the NDC would ensure that this year's election was

held in peace and declared that the NDC would win the 2008 December elections

and form the next government under Professor Mills.

He appealed to the supporters to remain vigilant so that they would not be

cheated out, while ensuring the peace needed for the country's development.

Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia, General Secretary of the NDC, said it was

surprising that some of the development projects initiated by the NDC during their

time had either been abrogated or put under conditions which were not the real

programmes that would ensure equitable distribution of national wealth.

He appealed to the NDC supporters not to surrender their voter ID cards to

anybody under the promise of securing them loans.

Mr Nketia urged all those who had attained 18 years and above to register

when the voters’ register was opened at the end of the month.

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