By Cecil Mensah
Dr Amoako Tuffour, former Executive Director of the beleaguered National School Feeding Programme, and a member of the Ashanti regional Council of Elders of the Opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on the rank and file of the Okaikoi North Constituency in the Greater Accra region, to shun candidates who had to money spend in the run up to the June 13, parliamentary primary of the party.
According to him, money should not be the deciding factor for delegates to vote for any candidate.
Dr Amoako Tuffour, made this comment when he graced the campaign launch of Mr Ken Agyei Kuranchie, the Managing Editor of the Daily Searchlight, and aspiring NPP parliamentary hopeful for Okaikoi North in Accra, as chairman of the occasion.
The launch was also graced by Director of Communication, Nana Akomea, former National Coordinator of Nasara Club, Alhaji Lakolako, among a host of party supporters.
He warned if care was not taken, committed candidates would not be favoured in the scheme of the affairs of the party, going into the general elections.
He said among the four candidates seeking to contest the position, the only candidate who can aid the party’s presidential candidate to win the 2016 presidential election, was Ken Kuranchie.
Speaking at the launch, Mr Ken Agyei Kuranchie, said his mission for the Constituency was to offer transparent, accessible, hardworking and visionary leadership.
He said, his vision was to chart a new direction and a new focus for the party, as well as all other persons in the Constituency.
In this direction, he said, he would implement a five- pronged programme guided by the principles of transparency and unity among members of the party.
Among the programmes to be implemented are, party cohesion and development, women empowerment, youth development ,and developmental agenda for infrastructural development.
He pledged to provide the Constituency with a public address system to be used at all functions to relieve the party of the stress of constantly looking for funds to hire address system for functions.
He said, three hundred and fifty party members, have so far been enrolled onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
“I will continue to roll out these programmes until elections 2016 and beyond by bringing on board all past executive members as well as ex-Members of Parliament and all aspiring candidates executives for the smooth running of the constituency,” he said.
He congratulated the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Madam Elizabeth Sackey, for her tremendous contributions in the area of infrastructure development in the Constituency.
He appealed to the rank and file of the party to remain committed to the implementation of these policies and investments, to enhance productivity and cohesion in the area.