The newly appointed Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the Regional Executive of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), a day after assumption of office.
He called for frequent interaction among the leadership of the various political parties, in order to demonstrate to their members that they are not enemies.
Mr Ampofo explained that such interactions could help reduce tension in the country and avoid the political conflicts that are leading to loss of lives and property after Election 2008.
He said President John Evans Atta-Mills was guided by the promise that his government would be for all Ghanaians, so that the prosperity of the country would be for all citizens.
Mr Ampofo promised to work with all political parties, especially under the situation where the New Patriotic Party, has majority of the parliamentary seats in the region.
He announced plans to meet with the Regional Parliamentary Caucus to strategize on how to support the development of the region.
Mr Ampofo appealed to the media to help reduce political tension in the country through the way they present their stories.
The Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Julius Debrah observed that as the democratic culture of the country is being nurtured, there is the need for the leaders of the various political parties to conduct themselves in a way to support the political achievements of the country.
He called for co-operation and cordiality among leaders of the political parties to send the correct signals to the ordinary members of the parties.
The Regional Vice Chairman of the NPP, Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga assured the Regional Minister of the party's co-operation, to ensure the development of the Region.