Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has assured the chiefs and people of Obuasi in the Ashanti Region of government’s resolve to resuscitate the Obuasi to boost economic activities in the town.
He said the operations of the mine is critical to Ghana’s economy that is why President Mahama is committed to reviving it in view of its importance to the livelihood of the people and its contribution to the growth of the economy and the development of the country as a whole.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said this when he jointly launched the campaign of the Ashanti Regional Minister, John Alexander Ackon and the MCE for Obuasi, Richard Ofori Agyemang Boadi as parliamentary candidates of the NDC for Obuasi East and Obuasi West.
The well attended campaign launch included the regional and constituency executives of the NDC.
Representatives of other political parties notably the NPP also attended the launch.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur received a rapturous welcome from the teaming NDC faithful amid songs composed specially for the party such as “John 3:16” and Shatta Wale’s “Mahama Paper”.
He mounted the podium after exchanging pleasantries with the rank and file of the party and joined in the dancing.
He told the supporters that President Mahama values the contribution of the Obuasi mine and that is why he is determined to ensure that the mine bounces back into full operation again very soon.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur, who is also the running mate of President Mahama, commended Mr. Alaxander Ackon and Mr. Ofori Boateng Boadi for their hard work, commitment and dedication to the development of Obuasi and its environs and Ghana as a whole.
He said the two parliamentary candidates of the NDC have distinguished themselves very well and they are trustworthy.
The Vice President therefore appealed the electorate in Obuasi West and East to vote massively for them and President Mahama come December 7.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NDC, Yaw Owusu Obimpeh asked supporters of the NDC to be patient and vigilant in this year’s voting.
He said if they properly police the voting process, it will be difficult for the opposition NPP to win the region.
They should therefore intensify the campaign by embarking on door to door and visits to the lorry stations, market places and offices.
The NDC’s parliamentary candidates for Obuasi East, Mr. Alexander Ackon and Obuasi West, Mr. Ofori Agyemang Boadi addressed the supporters.
They recounted the unprecedented number of projects that have been provided by the government for the municipality.
They appealed to the people of Obuasi to vote for them to become their agents of development in parliament.