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13.05.2008 NPP News

Deputy Ambassador Challenges Osei-Aidoo For Tema West NPP Seat

By Kingsley Asare, Tema - newtimesonline.com

Irene Naa Torshie Addo, a deputy Ghana Ambassador to the United States of America has filed her nomination to contest the Tema West constituency in the Greater Accra Region on the ticket of the NPP.

Mrs Addo, 38, a lawyer, will be competing with Abraham Osei Aidoo, the incumbment MP and Majority Leader in Parliament to get the nod to represent the party in the December election.

Mrs Addo in an interview with the Times at Tema on Thursday said she will focus on the education of the youth child rights and women empowerment when she is given the nod.

She said since education is the backbone of every country’s development there is the need to ensure that there is improvement in the educational standards of the people especially the youth.

Mrs Addo said she would provide educational infrastructure, offer scholarships to needy students at the basic level and support those at the tertiary level in her constituency.

She said she had adopted the State School of the Deaf at Adjei-Kojo in the Tema West constituency and was assisting them with educational materials.who is a said she will ensure that children are protected from abuse and maltreatment.

The Tema West Parliamentary aspirant further said she will empower the women in the area financially to be on a better economic standing.

She said when the women are economically empowered they would be able to cater for their family and provide them with better education.

Mrs Addo said she had provided about 1000 women in the area with micro-finance credit to expand their businesses

She was optimistic of winning the Tema West primary saying, I have done a lot of work and selflessly served the constituents.

Mrs Addo said she would use her international contacts to bring more development.

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