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10.10.2008 Politics

Akufo-Addo Receives Rousing Welcome In Parts Of Accra

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flag bearer of the New Patriotic party (NPP), Wednesday set the Tema East, Tema West and Ashaiman constituencies agog when he received an unprecedented rousing welcome from thousands of enthusiastic members of the NPP in the area.

The occasion marked the beginning of his tour of the Greater Accra Region.

Thick crowds in T-shirts and draped with party paraphernalia lined the streets of Sakumono, Community 2, Ashaiman and the Tema township whilst others stood at vantage points to receive him and members of his team who arrived in long chartered buses.

Not perturbed by the hot sun, the crowds defied all odds and amidst dancing, sang songs and chanted slogans to show their support for the NPP and its flag bearer.

The atmosphere in the communities and towns he visited and the high patronage by the constituents at the rallies showed clearly that the NPP was set to retain both the Tema West and Tema East constituencies.  It is likely that the NPP would also clinch the Ashaiman seat from the NDC.

Nana Akufo-Addo told the large gathering that the development agenda of the next NPP government would ensure sanitation of the highest order in every town and city across the country.

Now that the economy had been stabilised, he said, his administration would lay more emphasis on making Ghana clean just like other developed countries.

In that direction, he promised making every town clean and healthy and also to inject more revenue into the waste management of the country.

Accompanied by Mr Kwabena Agyapong, Dr Nyaho Tamakloe, Prof. Mike Oquaye, Sheik I.C. Quaye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Mr Adjiri Blankson, Mr Alan Kyeremanten and Mr Asamoah Boateng, among others, he appealed to the electorate to keep the NPP Government in power to improve upon the sound and solid foundation laid for the Ghanaian economy by voting for the NPP in this year's election.

“Ghana is on the verge of its industrial revolution under the NPP and all that is needed is to keep the NPP in power to achieve its aim,” he said.

Nana Akufo-Addo later introduced Irene Naa Torshie Addo as the NPP parliamentary candidate for the Tema West Constituency.

He also visited the Tema General Hospital in linewith his objective of familiarising himself with the Health Care system and National Health Insurance Scheme across the country.

At Tema, Nana Ohene Ntow, General Secretary of the party, told party members and sympathisers to be careful of those who would collect their voter I D cards for one reason or the other.

Nana Ohene Ntow said intelligence reports reaching the leadership of the party indicated that some unscrupulous persons were going round collecting and not returning the voter ID cards of some people with flimsy excuses, and pointed it out to them that this was in a bid to disenfranchise voters in general and NPP supporters in particular.