BY: News Desk| Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Oti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Evans Dapaah, has indicated that President Akufo-Addo and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has shown genuine concern towards the development of Zongo and inner-cities than the opposition has done.
For him, the Zongo and inner-cities who had more faith in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have always had their fingers burnt and taken advantage of at the expense of the parochial interest of the NDC.
He said, fortunately, the evidence is clear for residents in the Muslim communities across the country to judge for themselves who really have their interest at heart.
“Nana Akufo-Addo and his running mate, Dr. Bawumia have shown courage and good faith by ensuring the Zongo communities got their fair share of the national cake as against the lip service of the NDC,” he observed.
He therefore urged the residents of Zongo and Muslim communities across the country not to truncate the development that they are enjoying under the Akufo-Addo led government by voting massively to secure their future.
Mr. Dapaah made the statement when he and his executives interacted with members of the Zongo Community in the Buem constituency of the Oti Region.
The team also included the government’s spokesperson on governance and legal affairs, Mr. Herbert Krapa who has relocated to the region to beef up the party’s campaign.
The interaction is one of the many held in several communities in the Oti Region in fulfillment of Mr. Krapa’s promise to support the NPP to canvas for votes to elect Akufo-Addo and NPP parliamentary candidates in the December elections.
Mr. Dapaah who also led the team to campaign at the Jasikan market mentioned that for the “First time in the history of Ghana, the governing NPP, established a dedicated Ministry, thus Ministry for Zongo and Inner-City Development and instituted the Zongo Development Fund dedicated to the transformation of the Zongos and Inner cities.”
“This is a novelty. It is the first of its kind. A clear proof that the Zongo and Muslim communities are dear to the President and Dr. Bawumia the Vice President,” he observed. Such show of love and care must be replicated as enshrined in the Holy Quran and Bible. Because both Islam and Christianity preach gratitude, he added.
He assured the people that should they massively for President Akufo-Addo and Mr Lawrence Aziale to confirm them for the next four years, the area will benefit from Islamic Model schools.
In the Buem Constituency, the District Chief Executive, Lawrence Kwami Aziale who is the NPP candidate is contesting Kofi Adams, the former National Organizer of the NDC for the parliamentary slot.