Accra, Nov. 19, GNA - The United Kingdom and Ireland branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Friday donated a Para-glider, an aircraft that could distribute thousands of party leaflets within an hour from the air, to boost the electioneering campaign of the Party.
The Para-Glider, with NPP inscriptions boldly printed on it and embossed with President John Agyekum Kufuor's photograph, can fly for between one-and-a-half hours to two hours after which it is refuelled. It was purchased by Mr Nobel Kwesi Adjei-Boakye, Vice Chairman of the UK Ireland branch of the Party, who presented it to the Party at a ceremony in Accra on Friday.
The equipment is to be operated by a Dutch Engineer, Captain Walter Neser, who has been contracted by Mr Adjei-Boakye. It will cover most of the Greater Accra Region.
Mr Adjei-Boakye said it was purchased from his personal fortune and with two weeks to the elections, it was necessary for individuals, who had the Party at heart, to support the campaign to help it win the elections.
Unwilling to disclose the cost of the equipment to Journalists, he said it was the thought behind the donation that mattered and not the cost.
Mr Adjei-Boakye said he had received authorisation from the relevant agencies to use the para-glider adding that it would not cause harm to anybody.
He said the para-glider could also distribute tee shirts, banners, leaflets and other safe items that could be carried in the air. Mr Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, Minister of Tourism and Modernisation of the Capital City, who is also the NPP Campaign Manager, received the equipment saying it would enhance the Party's campaign.