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07.11.2008 NPP News

Owraku Amofa Joins NPP

A Former Deputy Minister of Tourism in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Administration, Mr Owuraku Amofa, has joined the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Owuraku Amofa, a former executive of the EGLE Party, until the year 2000 when he left the party, who was clad in NPP colours, announced his decision at a mammoth rally to welcome the presidential candidate of the NPP at Kyebi on Wednesday.

Mr Amofa, who, until recently was domiciled in the United States of America, said he decided to join hands with the NPP because they had performed creditably in their almost eight-year administration of the country.

He said while in the United States, he had been following with keen interest and admiration the development projects and other poverty alleviation initiatives in the country, which, according to him, was improving the lot of Ghanaians, adding that “the NPP should be supported to win the December elections to continue with its good works”.

“Although I am not in Ghana, I have been following with keen interest the numerous social amenities such as roads, health and educational facilities, as well as poverty alleviation programmes such as the Capitation Grant, National Health Insurance Scheme and micro-finance schemes that had been made available by the government to the people and I have therefore decided to come back home to support the NPP to win the elections to continue with such initiatives,” Owuraku Amofa said to thunderous applause.

Nana Akufo-Addo, who described Owuraku Amofa as a direct relative, said the NPP believed in numbers and indicated that the party would work with him to secure victory at the December polls.

He appealed to members of the NPP to continue to drum home the government's achievements to convince more people to vote to secure a resounding victory at the polls.

Story by A. Kofoya-Tetteh.