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07.11.2008 NDC News

NDC Poised To Form Next Gov't - Nortey Duah

By William Yaw Owusu - newtimesonline.com

Nii Nortey Dua, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ledzokuku in the Greater Accra Region says the party is poised to form the next government to stop what he calls “the economic hardships of the people.

“The NDC has put in place a well packaged campaign message and I know that with our people-centered policies in our manifesto, we are going to triumph in the December poll.”

In an interview with the Times in Accra, yesterday, Mr. Nortey-Dua said the three pronged approach adopted by the NDC in the campaign has put the party in a sound position to win the poll, adding “the people are now appreciating the fact that the NDC can lead Ghana better.”

On his chances of winning the seat for the NDC, Mr. Nortey Dua, a journalist, said “I have toured and interacted with all manner of persons in this constituency and it is clear that they are all yearning to give me the mandate to represent them in parliament.”

“Let us not forget that in the 2004 election I won, but due to some strange reasons the verdict was stolen from me.”

He said when he gets the nod he will sponsor the setting up of what he calls “Ledzokuku Mini Parliament,” where representatives from all the political parties, civil society, and all interest groups would come together to deliberate the needs of the constituency.

He said “such an intervention will inform me to attend to the development needsof the constituency better.”

He said as a former Assembly Member and Presiding Member of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, he knows the needs of the constituents better than any other candidate in the race.

Mr. Nortey-Dua, a former sports broadcaster for the Ghana Broadcastig Coorporation (GBC) promised that when he gets the nod, he would facilitate efforts to solve the acute water problems that had been with the people for years.

“The NDC's manifesto has already indentified the water crisis and we are working hard to set up another water station at Akuse to serve the water needs of residents particularly in the eastern corridor of the city of Accra.”

HE said “roads in Teshie and other areas are in deplorable conditions.  The only good ones were constructed under the NDC and we will form the next government to push for true development for the country.”

Mr. Nortey-Dua also said when he gets the nod, he will set up an endowment fund to support education as well as set up a youth counseling centre to nurture the youth for leadership positions.

He also said the NDC will come back to complete the OPEC funded hospital in Teshi which was abandoned by the NPP when it assumed office in 2001.

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