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27.10.2008 NDC News

NDC Will Ensure Development Of Women

By Matthew Ayoo, Wa -

From Mathew Ayoo, Wa

THE National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said it would pay special attention to the growth and proper development of women when voted in to power in the December 7 general election.

It said 40 per cent of political positions and other positions of trust would be allocated to women when it assumes the reigns of government.

The Upper West Regional Women's Organiser of the party, Cecilia Adam stated this during the inauguration a 13-Member Wa Central market women's chapter of the NDC here on Friday.

The chapter under the chairmanship of Minata Pelpuo would among other things canvass for more support among market women for the party and embark on an intensive door to door campaign to win more souls for the NDC.

Mrs Adam said the NDC has a place in its fold for women and would fashion out policies and programmes that would enable women to develop their full potentials and contribute more meaningfully to national development.

She said Professor Atta Mills-led NDC government would ensure a holistic development of women irrespective of their political lineage adding that the “NDC would be fair and honest in its development agenda without discrimination.”

Mrs Adam called for unity and cooperation among the women to enable them to canvass for more support to enhance the party's victory in the December 7 poll.

The Wa Central Constituency Chairman of the NDC, Alhaji Seidu Jamatutu urged party supporters and activists to go about their duties devoid of insults to ensure an incident free general election.

Alhaji Jamatutu said the NDC was poised to win the December 7 general election and urged party supporters not to do any thing that would affect the beauty of the democratic process.

The Constituency Secretary of the NDC, Abdul-Rahman Kalid commended security personnel in the region for their efforts towards law and order and the maintenance of peace.

Mr. Kalid said the NDC was fully conscious of the numerous problems facing the Ghana Police Service such as acute shortage of accommodation, low income levels and low morale and would adequately address these problems and create a conductive atmosphere to enhance effective and efficient policing.