Hohoe, the capital of Hohoe Municipal was thrown into a state of ecstasy when Patriotic Ambassadors for Peace (PAP) joined 1000s of NPP supporters in the Volta Region to welcome Alhaji Dr. Bawumia and Sammy Awuku into the Municipality.
With PAP's determination to ensure that Nana Akufo-Addo is elected the next president of Ghana and majority of NPP Parliamentary Candidates win their seats, 22 PAPers from different parts of the country arrived in Hohoe last Wednesday to add political colour and value to Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's Volta Regional tour. This was at the invitation of Mr. Marlon Anipa, the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Hohoe Constituency. Although the invitation came late, the time factor did not deter PAP to make its presence felt in Volta Region.
Led by the Group's National Coordinator, Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang, PAPers in their colourful T-shirts arrived at St. Francis College of Education at exactly 2pm. The atmosphere in Hohoe and its environs was already charged because of the earlier address by the "Economic Prophet", Dr. Bawumia at the Hohoe Zongo as well as the morning float of NPP supporters.
Without wasting much time, PAPers began to talk to some students on the need to vote for the NPP this election year. Interestingly, most of the students had already decided to vote for the NPP because the NDC had taken them for granted for far too long. Generally, the people of Hohoe were not happy about the poor road network in the township and lack of job opportunities.
After Mr. Amewu's (NPP Volta Regional Chairman) address at 4:30pm, the Parliamentary Candidate, Marlon Anipa rekindled the spirit of change with a superb delivery. He charged the students to be ambassadors of change and vote massively for him and Nana Akufo-Addo in November.
The 'Boys Abr3' guy, Sammy Awuku before introducing Dr. Bawumia, advised the Youth to secure their future by voting for the NPP in November. He mentioned many youth policies and programmes during the NPP regime that bettered the lot of the Ghanaian youth and argued that, the next NPP government under Nana Addo will not depart from that route. The NPP National Youth Organiser expressing shock at the enthusiastic crowd because of the heavy attendance remarked; "The change had already started right here at St. Francis College of Education today, and with Nana Addo holding the Holy Bible and Dr. Bawumia, the Holy Quran, Isha Allah, victory would be ours.
At 4:45pm, the "Economic Messiah" was introduced and this got everyone unto his feet. Dr. Bawumia once again exposed the ignorance of president Mahana and his incompetent team on the state of the National Debt using facts and figures. To him as a lecturer, the NPP's vice presidential candidate did not understand why the current government should scrap teacher trainee and nurses trainee allowances. He queried; "How do you change lives and transform the economy when agriculture and industrial growth rates are all negatives; when potential major stakeholders in health and education are being denied their basic allowances"?
Dr. Bawumia who spoke for an hour reminded the students that even without oil revenue, the NPP under Kufuor paid teacher and nurses' trainee allowances. He assured them that the next NPP government would restore those allowances within the first year of its administration. This good news brought the entire students to the podium to thank Dr. Bawumia. They danced with him and promised never would they fall prey to NDC's deceits and lies.
Before the closing prayer, Dr. Bawumia and his team took time to shake the hands of all the students of the Hohoe Midwifery School. In short, the programme was very successful because, the attendance was massive, the messages were spot on, and the feedback was very encouraging. Other groups that graced the occasion were TESCON - St. Francis and St. Theresa Colleges of Education, Hohoe NPP Nasara, and the general public.
It must be pointed out that due to the last minute problem that nearly denied the Hohoe NPP to host the programme at the College, there was not enough time for many people to address the gathering. However, for PAP, we managed to get PAP-Volta Region formed and it is expected that, its political impact would be felt in the region sooner than later.
God bless Ghana! God bless Kufuor!!! God bless Nana Akufo-Addo!!!
Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang,