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13.10.2008 Politics

Becky tours Ada

By The Statesman

If the reception the people of Ada gave Rebecca Akufo-Addo, wife of NPP Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo during her visit last Thursday, is anything to go by then the NPP will win the December election hands down.

When the entourage made up of Mrs Akufo-Addo and her campaign team arrived at Ada hundreds of people had already gathered in front of the NPP Campaign and Resource Centre.

The enthusiastic NPP supporters led Mrs Akufo-Addo, who incidentally, is a native of the area and her campaign team, the NPP Parliamentary candidate for Ada Kofi Plahar and the constituency executives to parade through all the principal streets.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo and her team finally stopped at the Ada Community Centre which was filled to capacity. Some supporters and sympathisers stood outside to witness proceedings.

Addressing the people, Mrs Akufo-Addo contended that even though the NPP had been in office in just 8-years, it had brought land mark development across the nation.

According her, research had shown that Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme, introduced by the NPP Government, which over 11 million Ghanaians are hooked onto is one of the most efficient in the world.

Most communities which in the past lacked basic health care facilities, she said now have access to reliable, affordable and efficient treatment to enable them to contribute to national development.

Commenting on education, Mrs Akufo-Addo mentioned the free education the NPP had offered Ghanaians up to Junior High which was unprecedented in the history of this nation.

"Nana Akufo-Addo, my husband will also offer free Senior High education to all Ghanaians and this will help to drive the nation's socio-economic development forward', she stated.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo told the gathering that her husband would definitely set the pace to move Ghana's development to a first class status if Ghanaians give him the mandate in December.

With reference to women who are jobless in the Ada community in particular and the country in general, she assured them of a fund to assist them with start up capital.

The NPP Parliamentary candidate for Ada, Kofi Plahar assured the people of more development initiatives if they vote in their numbers for the party.

'Because of the level of development the NPP had given Ghanaians, it will remain in power for a long time.' he said.

Esther Obetsebi-Lamptey, wife the party's national campaign chairman urged the people embrace their own sister, mother and daughter and vote massively for the progressive NPP to enable it accelerate Ghana's development.

Members of the entourage included Sophia Horner-Sam, Mrs Addo-Kufuor, Helen Konadu-Apraku, Theresa Goka, Obaa Yaa Afrifa, Julie Addo Yobo and Agnes Nyamekye.

The rest were Akosua Newman, Shirley Laryea, Julie Banahene, Madam Bernice Opoku-Antwi, Vida Ahinful, Abigail Memuna Issaka and Mrs Osafo Maafo.