Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chief called on political parties to undertake peaceful campaign

     The chief of Esuekyir and Kyidomhene of Effutu Traditional Area, Nana Ababio II, has appealed to all political parties to go about their campaign with decorum and civility to ensure peace in the country.
     He also urged them to refrain from using inflammatory language that has the potential of compromising the peace and stability of the country.
     Nana Ababio made the appeal at a durbar to mark the celebration of their annual Akwambo festival of the chief and people of Esuekyir near Winneba.
     The chief urged Ghanaians to ensure that the peaceful atmosphere in the country was maintained during and after the December elections, since development cannot take place during war.
     The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Effutu, Mr Mike Allan Hammah, who addressed the people, urged them to return the party into power to continue with its rural development programme.
     He said the NDC laid a solid foundation towards the building of a vibrant economy by the provision of water, electrification and construction of road in the rural areas.
     Mr Hammah said a government under Prof John Evans Atta Mills would build on that foundation as part of plans to transform the economy.
     He said cottage industries would be established in areas with high growth potential to create employment to help stem the rural-Urban drift by the youth.
     Mr Hammah appealed to traditional authorities to add their voice to the call on Ghanaians to ensure a free, fair and transparent election in the country.
     "Ghana is at a cross road in her democratic process and any slip would spell the doom of the country," he said.
     He said it was during the NDC regime that roads, extension of electricity and water were sent to the area, and therefore appealed to the people to vote for Prof Mills as president and he as the Member of Parlaiment to enable him continue where he left.

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