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09.10.2008 NPP News

Sunyani East NPP launch campaign

By The Statesman

Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh, the ruling party's parliamentary candidate for the Sunyani East Constituency, says he is sure of winning a minimum of 80 percent of the total votes cast of the December 7th presidential and parliamentary elections.

In an interview with The Statesman , Lawyer Cheremeh, who is contesting the seat of Joseph Henry Mensah, one of the finest politicians and economists in the nation's history, said though the race is a done-deal for the party, he is nevertheless waging a vigorous campaign to win more than 90 out of the 96 polling centres in the constituency and also canvass for a landslide victory for Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP presidential hopeful in the area.

Mr Cheremeh's vision for the constituents border on education, job creation and modernisation of the rural parts of the municipality.

On education, which he said, would be his main priority, the seasoned lawyer disclosed that he will set-up a scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy students.

He explained that as the next NPP government under Nana Akufo-Addo plans to make education free from the primary school level to the senior high school level, the scheme will seek to complement government's efforts by catering for educational materials for students from poor homes.

Touching on job creation and how he will make it happen, the candidate mentioned that his focus will be on imparting some skills to the youth so that they become employable and also expose them to business opportunities.

He promised to attach equal attention to the informal sector since it generates more jobs for people in the area by improving on the financial management skills.

JH Mensah's likely successor also emphasised his determination to bridge the gap between rural and urban Sunyani. This, he explained, can be realised by bringing development closer to the people in the rural areas.

According to him, infrastructural development such as roads, electricity, schools, provision of potable water, among others, will be provided to the rural folks in his constituency in collaboration with the Municipal Assembly, who are the agents of development at the local level.

On the impending elections, Lawyer Cheremeh entreated Ghanaians to go to the polls in a peaceful manner saying, "We are not at war. The election is just offering us the opportunity to choose a president and members of parliament through the ballot.'

He however called on his colleague politicians to exercise "self restrain" and further asked them to be watchful about their utterances in order to avoid raising unnecessary tension in the country.

Meanwhile, the Sunyani East Constituency NPP parliamentary candidate has launched his campaign at Abesim, near Sunyani, at a rally which attracted huge a crowd.

The rally was addressed by constituency and the regional party executives with a call on the electorate to renew the mandate of the NPP to continue with its good policies to better the lives of Ghanaians.

Many defectors, mainly from the opposition NDC, came out to declare their unflinching support for the NPP and asked the people to reject the vile propaganda of the opposition and vote massively for the ruling party, come December 7.