The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akyem South, Mrs Gifty Ohene-Konadu, has launched her campaign in Juaso to retain the seat.
She has therefore called on party members to move into every nook and cranny of the constituency to sell the good deeds of the Kufuor administration as well as what the NPP flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will do to improve upon what has been achieved in the eight years of the NPP administration.
Launching her campaign, a former Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP and member of the Akufo-Addo campaign team in the Ashanti Region, Mr F.F Antoh, urged Ghanaians to compare the records of the NPP's eight years as against the P(NDC)'s 19 years in office and allow the outcome of such comparison to inform their decisions as to which of the parties and their candidates they would vote for in next December's elections.
He said when the NDC was leaving office a bag of cocoa was ¢217, 000 but now under the NPP administration, a bag of cocoa is ¢1,020,000, representing about 500 per cent increment.
According to him, Ghanaians were enjoying peace now than ever and would not want to move back to the days when fear and insecurity were the lot of Ghanaians.
Mr Antoh also advised the people to ignore what he described as negative propaganda and falsehood being peddled by the NDC against the NPP and desist from voting 'skirt and blouse' in the elections.
The Asante Akyem South District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr A.K. Boakye-Yiadom, said the NPP and its candidates were on their way to winning the December elections, and urged all to vote massively for the party.
When the parliamentary candidate, who is also a Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry, Private Sector Development and President's Special Initiative, was introduced the durbar grounds was charged as enthusiastic party supporters from all over the constituency surged forward to show their approval of her candidature.
Story by Nana Yaw Osei