Tuesday 14th January, 2020
By Alex Baah Boadi, GNA
sefwi Akontombra(WN) Jan 14, GNA – One hundred
and fifty-Six members of the opposition National Democratic
Congress(NDC)including branch executives from eight communities in the
Akontombra Constituency of the Western North Region have defected to the ruling
New Patriotic Party (NPP).
At a News conference at Akontombra, Mr David
Tetteh, former Agyeman Camp Branch chairman, who spoke on behalf of the group
said, they were motivated to join the NPP due to the unprecedented development
witnessed in the constituency under the current Member of Parliament for the
area Mr Alex Tetteh and President Nana Addo Daunkwa Akufo-Addo.
He indicated that for the first time in the
history of Akontombra, the MP bought two brand new ambulances and sponsored
eight Muslims to Mecca.
He said most unemployed youth in the various
communities were currently working either under the Youth in Afforestation,
Cocoa rehabilitation Programme or NABCO, which reduced robbery cases and
improved on the economic activities in the area.
Mr Tetteh said since the NPP took over power,
Cocoa farmers no longer sold their farms for their children’s education due to
free Senior high school and stressed that the Party needed another term in
He commended the government for working on the
Wiawso-Akontombra road, which was progressing steadily.
Mr Tetteh said he and the other members would
adopt a house to house campaign to win more votes for the NPP in the upcoming
Mr Samuel Kofi Abiaw, the NPP Regional
secretary, who welcomed the group to the party, commended them for the bold
decision and asked them to help explain government policies to other persons in
order to win more votes for the parliamentary candidate and the President.
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