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Veep calls for rekindling of self-help spirit

Asiwa (A/R), 1 Oct. GNA-Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called for the rekindling of the self-help spirit to help speed up development in the various communities.

He said the government was prepared to support such initiatives since resource allocation from the District Assemblies Common Fund alone was not enough cater for all the development needs of the district.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the inauguration of a modern District Assembly Building and District Educational Office Block at Asiwa in the Bosome Freho District of the Ashanti Region.

The new edifice which was built from the internally generated funds of the district assembly is expected to enhance the administrative work of the assembly.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also called on Ghanaians to give President John Dramani Mahama another four year term in office to continue with the numerous infrastructural projects that he has started.

He said President Mahama over the last four years has demonstrated good leadership, humility and inclusiveness.

He cautioned Ghanaians against voting for his opponents since it was not likely that the next administration would be interested in continuing with the good projects the President initiated.

He cited for example that in year 2000 when the NDC lost power the NPP administration which took over abandoned most of the developmental projects that the government had initiated and this became drain on the national purse.

Mr John Alexander Ackon, Ashanti Regional Minister called on electorates in the area to vote for the NDC Parliamentary candidate for the Bosome Freho constituency, Mr Kwame Adarkwah.

He said Mr Adarkwah

as the District Chief Executive for area has brought a lot development to the people in terms of roads, water, sanitation among others.

Nana Offe Akwasi Oko-Gyeasuo, Kokofu Manhene commended the government for the provision of infrastructural development to the area in terms schools, extension of electricity, roads etc.

He urged the supporters of the various political parties in the area to go about their campaign devoid of acrimony and rancuor.

He said party politics should be contest of ideas and that the people must quickly rally behind the person who wins to ensure peace and development for the area.

Nana Offe Akwasi Oko-Gyeasuo also appealed to government to rehabilitate some of the deplorable roads in the districts which is affecting development in the area.

Later, Vice President Amissah-Arthur at a mini rally in the area introduced the NDC's Parliamentary candidate for Bosome Freho constituency, Mr Kwame Adarkwah to the crowd.

Source: GNA

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