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29.12.2005 Politics

Media urged to help maintain confidence in the government

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Cape Coast, Dec. 29, GNA - Mr Peter Mac Manu, Chairman of the New Patriotic party (NPP) on Wednesday commended the media for enhancing democracy in the country and urged them to highlight the achievements and good work of the government. He said these would guarantee the party's return to power in 2008 general election.

According to him, the government "had done a lot of good things, which are tangible and visible", and would continue to do its best for Ghanaians, and as partners in development, the media should project the good image of the government. Mr Manu made the commendation, when he met the press and the Central Regional constituency chairmen and party supporters in Cape Coast, to show his appreciation to the media and the party members for their roles in getting him elected. He also used the occasion to inaugurate the disciplinary, finance, and research and strategic committees of the party in the region. He commended the Central Region for its support for the party and said the region was one of its strongholds and the party was therefore determined to maintain its 16 parliamentary seats and strive to win the three other seats in 2008.

Touching on the party's congress held recently, he said it has "helped the party to come out stronger than before" and that his vision was to operate an all inclusive administration, and tap the experience of both past and present national executives for effective campaign strategies, to enable the party to retain power. In this regard, he called on the various committee members and supporters of the party to be committed, faithful and work harder to ensure victory for the party. Mr Kwamina Duncan Regional Secretary of the party in his welcoming address, urged members of the party, as well as supporters of the party to "mend their ways" and settle their differences to enable the party to grow stronger. He also advised them to help improve upon the party's campaign strategies to enable it maintain and capture more seats in the region.