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17.10.2008 Politics

Samia Shakes Jomoro

By Daily Guide

The Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region is accepting the change being offered by Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Convention People's Party (CPP) parliamentary candidate for the area and daughter of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana.

DAILY GUIDE can authoritatively report that Samia has been enthusiastically received and applauded across the length and breadth of the constituency as she moves from Beyin, Ngelekazo, Ellonyin, Kengen, Twenen, Tikobo No. 1 and other major towns and villages in the area.

People from other political divides particularly the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) have gleefully joined the CPP in singing “Yere sesamu”, meaning “we are changing it,” the popular campaign slogan of the CPP.

Indeed, the rousing welcome accorded Samia, coupled with the overwhelming crowd, was a clear indication that the vision of Nkrumah's daughter to spearhead the agenda for change in education, health, industry, agriculture and infrastructure as well as the welfare of the people, have gone down well with the constituents.

In a telephone interview with Samia, she intimated that when given the nod, she would expand the educational infrastructure in the area,  and ensure that quality education was brought to the doorsteps of the people.

She would seek funds to support brilliant but needy students in the constituency to further their education to achieve their fullest potentials.

According to her, the health of the people was paramount so she would ensure that health facilities available in the constituency were fully equipped with the requisite items and qualified personnel to render invaluable services to the people and through her MP's Common Fund and other sources of funding, new ones would be built at certain locations.

She noted that agriculture would be given a boost through modern agricultural technology to ensure increase in yields of food crops and value added to them so that agricultural produce in the constituency could compete in the international market.

“I will lead a crusade to attract investment in the agricultural sector for my constituency which will eventually create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth to better their lives,” Samia said amid tumultuous applause from the people in Beyin.

The CPP parliamentary candidate for Jomoro further intimated that when voted as the constituency's Legislator, she would live up to expectation by meeting the legitimate demands of the electorate, adding, “I will put the executive arm of government in check and uphold the interest of my constituents high on the agenda of nation building”.

On Samia's Campaign Team was Mr. Kwabena Bomfeh, National Youth Organizer of the CPP, who assured the youth that their interest would be put high on the agenda when the CPP is voted into power; and that a National Youth Policy would be put in place to prepare the youth for the world of work and service to the nation.

He pointed out that a vote for Samia was a vote for the change the constituency needed urgently; and advised the people to vote massively for Samia for accelerated development in Jomoro.

Meanwhile, Samia hinted yesterday that she would go to the Office of the Electoral Commission in Half Assini with some constituency executives to file her nomination as the CPP parliamentary candidate for Jomoro in the fast approaching general elections.

From Sam Mark Essien, Takoradi