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30.01.2006 CPP News

PNC, CPP Merger On Course - Bolga MP

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Bolgatanga, Jan 30, GNA - The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Constituency, and leading Member of the People's National Convention (PNC), Mr David Apasera, has reiterated that the merger of the PNC and the Convention People's Party (CPP) is on course. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Bolgatanga on Monday, the MP announced that the Central Committees of both parties had endorsed the merger idea, as well as the name and symbol of the newly merged party.

He indicated that both parties would go to Congress early this year to give the idea a final approval, after which a joint Congress would be held.

Asked about the fate of the Nkrumahists come the 2008 election, he indicated that, since the two parties were to be merged, they would oust the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from power, saying that, Ghanaians had so far tasted the NPP and National Democratic Congress ( NDC) administrations, "which has woefully failed them." He recalled that under the Nkrumah regime, there was nothing like unemployment, and that there were vibrant polices put in place that absorbed the unemployed, such as the Workers' Brigade, the establishment of the Tomato and Meat Factories in the Upper East and the food distribution outlets nationwide.

Mr Apasera said he wondered why the NPP Government was relying solely on the importation of rice, poultry and tomatoes, saying, the country could use its manpower for the production of those commodities, thereby, reducing unemployment.

He indicated that, if the Nkrumahist Party was voted into power it would ensure that the unemployment situation in the country was reduced to the barest minimum.

Mr Apasera appealed to Ghanaians to re-examine themselves and vote the emerging Nkrumahist party into power in 2008, to enable the party deliver them from their economic woes.