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14.11.2008 Elections

Don't Open Drinking Bars On Election Day

By Our Reporter - newtimesonline.com

MR Vincent O. Quarcoo, national president of Ghana Bar Operators Association (GHABOA), has asked members of the association not to open their drinking bars and spots on election day, December 7.

He said that would forestall any situation where people would decide to drink and cause confusion at the polling stations.

Mr Quarcoo, who made the appeal at the inauguration of the Kasoa branch of the association, urged members to abide by the electoral laws that debarred them  from operating on election day.

He said as an association, it was  imperative for it to contribute its quota the call for peace during and after the  2008 election, and urged members to help the security agencies to bring to book people, who might decide to undermine the credibility of the election.

Mr Quarcoo later swore-in a 13-member executive of the branch into office for a two-year term.

The officers are Nana Argo Labie, chairman, Mr Kumi Hagan, secretary, Mr Charles Annan, public relations officers, Mrs Bettey Ekua Essel and Daniel Nkansah, organisers.

Mr  Quarcoo advised them to unite, be  transparent and work hard towards the progress of the association.

He called on them to organise capacity-building workshops for the members to update their knowledge on the job.

Mr Frank Arthur, Kasoa Urban Council chairman, advised them to honour their tax obligations to enable the government to get enough funds for development.

He appealed to them to organise periodic clean-up exercises for their services to attract more customers and also avoid  the outbreak of diseases.

Nana Labie, on behalf of the executive appealed for the support of members to achieve  success for the association.

Reverend Kofi Akotuah Obeng, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) parliamentary candidate and Mr David Nana Labie, National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate for Awutu-Senya constituency, both appealed to the people in the area to contribute towards peaceful, free and fair election.

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