Peace, prerequisite for development – Vice President Amissah-Arthur

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur says democracy has come to stay in Ghana and that there will be election every four years for people to express their preferences.

Election is therefore not a matter of life and death or “all die be die”.

A addressing a cross section of National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters in the Takoradi constituency of the Western Region, Mr. Amissah-Arthur informed them that the presidential candidates in this year’s election have committed themselves to peace by signing a declaration.

It is therefore incumbent on the supporters to also respect the outcome of the polls.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur, who has made peace, one of the central message of his ‘Touching Base” campaign tour said peace is prerequisite for development.

He cautioned party supporters to be law abiding and refrain from any violent act as the security agencies are on high alert to deal ruthlessly with any situation that threatens the country’s peace.

For twenty years, the Takoradi parliamentary seat has eluded the ruling NDC.

The party is campaigning on the numerous development projects provided the constituency by government and the instrumental role played by the NDC’s parliamentary candidate and Deputy Western Regional Minister, Alfred Ekow Gyan in order to capture it.

The Vice President said President Mahama is pleased with the work done by Mr. Ekow Gyan, in supporting the Regional Minister to administer the region.

A vote for him to represent them in parliament will be a vote for further development in the constituency.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also used the occasion to express gratitude to the traditional authorities for being candid with government on how their areas are developing as a result of the provision of social amenities.

Mr. Ekow Gyan, who is popularly known as “Abbott” promised to channel his share of the MP’s common fund to support market women and brilliant but needy students and other things that will make life comfortable for all of them.

He asked the people to disregard any attempt by the major opposition, New Patriotic Party (NPP), to down play the importance of infrastructure and its impact on the lives of the people.

He said good infrastructure provision directly and indirectly put money into people’s pocket.
Mr. Ekow Gyan out-doored a book containing his vision and the achievements of the ruling NDC in the Takoradi constituency.

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur was also at the programme and canvassed for vote for Mr Ekow Gyan.

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