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23.08.2004 Politics

Delegates confirm Communications Minister as parliamentary candidate

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Boamang (Ash), Aug. 23, GNA- Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister of Communications and Technology was on Sunday unanimously endorsed as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the Afigya-Sekyere West at the party primaries at Boamang.

All the 61 delegates voted for Mr Kan-Dapaah at an election supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Speaking at the congress, Major Courage Quashigah (rtd), Minister of Food and Agriculture, said allegations by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the NPP was corrupt was an attempt to divert attention from their past misdeeds.

He said the eight years rule of the NDC were the saddest moments in the nation's history as corruption, lawlessness and hunger reached unprecedented heights.

"Being haunted by its mistakes, the NDC is now resorting to unsubstantiated allegations about the NPP and even the President". Major Quashigah called on Ghanaians to critically analyse the modest socio-economic gains made by the NPP Government within its short term in office and vote the Party back into power.

Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, Minister of Regional Integration and NEPAD, said he was hopeful that with the proactive and sustained economic policies pursued by the Government, Ghana would soon become the beacon of Africa.

Madam Hawa Yakubu, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, stressed the need for polling station chairmen to be abreast with the Party's policies for them to explain them perfectly well to the electorate.

Mr Kan-Dapaah said plans were far advanced to establish an Internet caf=E9 at Amoako, near Boamang as part of plans to make information freely accessible to the people.

He expressed his appreciation to the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and pledged his willingness to co-operate with them always to strengthen the unity existing among Party members.

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