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19.11.2008 Elections

Princess Samira bats for the youthThis is your hour

By Samuel Agbewode, Ho - Ghanaian Chronicle
Princess Samira bats for the youthThis is your hour

Mrs. Samira Bawumia, wife of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, wife of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) running-mate, says a win for NPP in the December elections would definitely bring hope to the youth who are the future leaders of the country, because they would play a pivotal role in decision-making.

“The old order has changed and given way to a new one, and I can assure you that my husband and Nana Akufo Addo are the crop of leaders when voted for to lead the country, will promote the well being of the youth, as well as guarantee total peace and safety of all without discrimination,” she said.

Samira Bawumia was addressing NPP party faithful at the Ho Polytechnic, as part of her visit to the Volta region recently.

Hundreds of students, as well as party supporters from the Ho township, demonstrated their loyalty and love for the NPP, as they intermittently interrupted her speech with patriotic party songs like “eshieoo…”

Mrs. Bawumia told the large crowd that the NPP was the only party that had showed total commitment towards youth growth and development, noting that numerous policies and programmes were geared towards the youth, such as the National Youth Employment Programme, where many of the unemployed youth have been engaged as community health assistants, teachers.

Several others have also been engaged by ZoomLion Ghana Limited in the area of sanitation.

She pointed out that the forthcoming general elections, was the time for Ghanaians to make a decision on the future prosperity of the country, adding that it was evident that the NPP was the only party that could lead the country into economic freedom, and that it was important for the electorate to vote massively for the NPP, to enable it continue with what she described as “laudable policies and programmes.”

Mrs. Bawumiah said the NPP had demonstrated over the eight year term in government that it was capable of making the country a safe place for all to engage in lawful businesses, as well as create the needed environment for investors to invest in the various sectors of the economy.

She pleaded with Ghanaians to vote for Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP, since it was the only party that had brought much development to the people within its two terms, as compared to the 19 years of the P(NDC), which was characterised with various degrees of atrocities that retarded development of the country.

The Deputy Volta Regional Minister and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkwanta North, Mr. Joseph Kweku Nayan, noted that even though the Volta Region was the stronghold of the opposition NDC, the NPP was gradually changing the trend, as a result of the numerous development projects, which he said was unprecedented in the history of the Volta Region.

Mr. Nayan said he was hopeful that the NPP would increase its votes in the Volta Region significantly in the December elections, to ensure victory for his party, adding that not only would the NPP increase its votes, but would also add some seats to the only one that it has.

He urged the people to vote for the NPP, to enable it to continue with the development activities.

The NPP parliamentary candidate for Ho Central, Dr. Archibald Letsa, said this was the time for the people in the constituency to vote for real change, by voting for him to represent them in parliament, so that when the NPP assumed its third term in office, he could bring development to the people, adding that the period when people cast their votes on party lines was over, and that they should cast their votes for him and NPP, for accelerated development.