Mr Daniel Essuman, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Sekondi, has said a PPP Administration would establish a fruit juice and rice mill factories in Sekondi to create jobs for the unemployed youth.
He said the flag bearer of the Party, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, a renowned entrepreneur, had proven track record, and would fulfill these promises when the PPP is given the mandate to govern the country.
Mr Essuman said this at a parliamentary debate in Sekondi organized by the National Commission for Civic Education, the Centre for Democratic Development, the Ghana News Agency and Friends of the Nation and supported by the European Union, Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth and OXFAM.
The platform afforded the parliamentary candidates to interact with their constituents and share their vision and programmes with them.
Other parliamentary candidates who took part in the debate included Mr Andrew Egyapa Mercer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Emmanuel Assafua, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Mr Peter Arthur of the Convention People’s Party (CPP).
Mr Mercer said a portion of the petroleum revenues would be invested in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to ensure quality healthcare delivery to the citizenry.
He said a NPP Government would establish a new university in Sekondi that would train the youth in various employable skills to sustain the local economy.
Mr Emmauel Assafuah, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the area, said although he had not yet assumed office as the Member of Parliamentary; he had offered scholarships to many brilliant and needy students to further their education.
He said when the electorates renew the mandate of the NDC Administration, it would upgrade the Sekondi Central Market into a modern edifice that would revive socio-economic activities in the area.
Mr Peter Arthur of the CPP said a CPP Administration would provide employable skills to the youth, create jobs and continue the development agenda of the country’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
He said the CPP would also enforce the disability law so that all public buildings would be disability friendly.
Mr Tugbenu Ian Kwame, the Sekondi-Takoradi Director of the NCCE, urged the electorate to tolerate each other’s views in order to sustain the country’s democracy.
He said any candidate that emerges victorious in the polls ought to fulfill his pledge to propel the development of the constituency.
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