Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CPP will win elections but NPP will beat NDC - Nduom

The flag-bearer of the Convention Peoples' Party (CPP) Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom says his party will win the December elections but the NPP will beat the NDC.

Giving tentative figures likely to be announced at an unnamed polling station, he said "when the votes are counted and put on the table, they will say NDC 200, NPP 250, and CPP 1,000".

He was speaking at the launch of the party's manifesto in Accra on Tuesday, July 22, 2008.

Dr. Nduom said the NPP and NDC had failed the country because while the CPP left adequate power in 1966, the nation was now faced with acute power crisis.

He said the CPP left a working railway system which had been mismanaged and crashed.

"We produced corned beef, we produced sugar, we produced matches and put up a radio called 'Akasanoma', we produced sacks in which we put our cocoa and led a united country in which ethnic consideration was secondary to being a Ghanaian", he preached.

Launching the Manfesto, Dr. Nduom said the document will bring hope to Ghanaians.

Outlining what he called a "ten-point agenda for change you can feel in your pocket", he said a CPP administration will create a just and disciplined society.

"We will take power from the president and give to the people so that they elect their own District Chief Executives", he stated.

The CPP flag-bearer said his government will strengthen Parliament by taking away the provision that allows ministers to be appointed from the House.

That he said will make the Legislature more independent.

Education, he said will be given a boost with an expansion of educational infrastructure and the GETFund put to good use.

The CPP will also introduce free and compulsory and continuous education from kindergarten to Senior High School level.

According to Dr. Nduom, having been Energy Minister before, he knew how to fix the country's energy problems to make sure that Ghana becomes a net exporter of power.

On health, he said his government in the first hundred days will ensure a clean nation in order to deal with opportunistic diseases like malaria.

Emergency care policies for him, will be pursued aggressively to save lives "because too many lives are lost" unnecessarily.

"If you believe in the justness of our cause, if you believe that we too must be free to manage our own affairs and our own country, if you believe that we too given the opportunity can achieve great things for our country, if you believe that no foreigner no matter how sincere he is can make greater sacrifices for our country than we can to improve her, then your duty is to join CPP at the general elections" he surmonised.

credit : joyonline

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