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22.03.2009 Politics

Mills keeping faith with the people- Dansua

Mills keeping faith with the people- Dansua

Ms. Akua Sena Dansua, Minister for Women and Children's Affairs at the weekend asserted that, President J. E. A Mills has demonstrated the highest tenacity by keeping faith with his campaign promise of being the father of the nation so far.

She said irrespective of political party affiliation, ethnic origin, religious belief or gender, President Mills has “kept faith with Ghanaians by his extraordinary display of patience, maturity, humility, modesty and statesmanship, which one would expect from a caring father”.

Ms Dansua made this assertion at a Thanksgiving Service in honour of Mr. Joseph Zaphet Amenowode, Member of Parliament (MP) for Hohoe-South by Chiefs, Elders and people of Ve Traditional Area on his elevation to the position of Volta Regional Minister, at Ve-Deme in the Hohoe Municipality.

She gave the assurance that, government would deliver on all her campaign messages and promises, including welfare packages and programmes among other policies, which depended greatly on co-operation of all Ghanaians.

Ms. Dansua, also MP for North-Dayi exhorted the Ghanaian populace to demand accountability of leadership as government is poised of building a better nation through transparent and honest governance.

She therefore called on the indigenes of the region to renew their resolve, co-operation and support to the National Democratic Congress-led government for rapid progress.

Ms. Dansua advised the people to avoid undue pressures and demands, which usually breeds corruption and refrain from the syndrome of underpinning and undermining.

Captain George Nfodjo,(rtd) MP for Ho-Central and Deputy Chairman of the Volta MPs Caucus praised the people for voting massively for the party in the last general elections, which had made it possible for it to regain political power, pledging that, that power would be exercised judiciously for accelerated development of the region.

He urged the people to offer tangible suggestions that would enhance the socio-economic development of the region for rapid results.

Captain Nfodjo said five MPs from the caucus have been elevated to Ministerial positions including two women and a Deputy Speaker of Parliament, in the person of Mr Edward Doe Adjaho and commended President Mills for the gesture.

Togbega Delume VII, Paramount Chief of Ve Traditional Area lauded President Mills for spotting the qualities of Mr. Amenowode and giving him the opportunity to unite the people of the region for optimal harnessing and development of the region's resources to eradicate poverty, hunger and disease.

He urged the indigenes of Ve and the region at large to replicate the hardwork and humility of the Minister, admonishing the youth against taking “short cuts”, which sometimes truncates their development aspirations.

Mr Amenowode thanked President Mills, Chiefs and people of the area for the trust reposed in him and called on all and sundry to support him to provide a unique leadership that would realize the collective aspirations of the masses.

He commended the people for voting for the party massively and expressed optimism that the New Patriotic Party would only be reduced to academic mention in the annals of the country's history.

Mr Benjamin Eleblu, a Banker, who presided, called on party supporters to renew their commitments to the NDC and be modest in their demands.