General News Wed, 20 May 2009

Ghanaians challenged to vote against NDC if

Sunyani (B/A), May 20, GNA - Mr. Eric Opoku, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, on Wednesday challenged Ghanaians to vote massively against the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in the 2012 General Election if they do not realise any improvement in their living conditions.

He said: "If by the end of our four-year term and the people of Ghana are not happy it means the NDC does not deserve to rule the country again".

Mr. Opoku was speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the 22 Municipal and District Chief Executives in the region, in Sunyani. He said the major pre-occupation of the government was to make life bearable for all Ghanaians irrespective of tribe, political and ethnic persuasions.

Mr. Opoku advised the Chief Executives to consider their appointments as a serious challenge to the NDC and urged them to work with humility, honesty and impartiality.

Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Regional Minister, administered the oaths of office, allegiance and secrecy to usher the Chief Executives into office and urged them to work with the people for the development of their districts and the country as a whole.

Mr. Stephen Kunsu, Member of Parliament for Kintampo North, said the NDC was determined to retain power and advised the Chief Executives to work diligently towards the country's re-construction. Mr. Dominic Owusu-Amoako, DCE for Tano North on behalf of his colleagues thanked President John Evans Atta Mills and the people of the region for the confidence reposed in them and pledged their willingness to work towards national progress.

The Chief Executives were Kwadwo Adjei Dwomoh, Nkoranza North District, Hajia Amina Amadu, Jaman North District, Dominic Owusu-Amoako, Tano North District, Stephen Lord Oppong, Berekum Municipality, Kojo Nyame Datiakwa, Kintampo South Municipality, Alhassan Seidu Harrison, Kintampo North and Sanja Nanja, Atebubu/Amantin districts. Others are Masawud Mohammed, Pru, Dominic Napare, Sene District, Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Dormaa West District, Fleance Danso, Asunafo South District, Mohammed Doku, Asunafo North Municipality, Eric Addae, Asutifi District, I.K. Kyeremeh, Dormaa East Municipality and Bukari Anaba Zakaria, Tano South District.

The remaining are Julius Atta Bediako, Jaman South, Yaw Osei Agyei, Wenchi Municipality, Jones Samuel Tawiah, Tain, Kwasi Oppong Ababio, Sunyani Municipality, Kwadwo Osei-Asibey, Sunyani West District, Alex Kyeremeh, Techiman Municipality and Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, Nkoranza South District. 20 May 09

Source: GNA