…When Made MP
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Ablekuma South Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, is promising more development for his constituents, should they elect him as their representative on December 7.
Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpujie, said the development of Ablekuma South Constituency, was his topmost priority and has promised never to disappoint them, if they vote massively for him and the president, John Dramani Mahama, next week Wednesday.
The outgoing Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has promised to establish a sardine factory at Chorkor, a fishing community within the Constituency.
According to the AMA boss, the product which will be called “Chorkor Sardine” is not just a mere campaign promise, but something he intends to actualize to create jobs. This will be consumed both locally and internationally, to bring foreign exchange, he added.
“From 2017, the opportunities that will be created for you are going to be enormous. We are not tired; you are going to see Chorkor Sardine. All the other regions, will consume it and we shall export it to bring foreign exchange”.
The man popularly referred to as “Tsentse”, in Ga dialect, meaning bearded man, said this when he campaigned at Chorkor, which happens to be one of the six communities that make up the Constituency.
Other towns within the Constituency are, Korle Gonno, Mamprobi, Chemunaa, New Mamprobi and Korle Bu.
He said, the many developmental works that the NDC, has commenced in the Constituency, was only the “foundation”, adding from next year, they will see what they have never witnessed before from President Mahama and him.
Speaking in local dialect Ga, amidst cheers and shouts of “Toaso”, NDC’s 2016 campaign slogan, he said “we [referring to President Mahama and him] have just laid the foundation, next year; you are going to see what is called projects and development. We are going to begin from 2017-2020.
He said, the president was committed to the development of the country, hence sharing the national cake equally and Ablekuma West Constituency, is receiving its fair share.
Mentioning some of the projects, Dr. Vanderpujie, listed the numerous asphalted roads, water projects, the commissioning by the president, the first ever Trust Boxing Gym and New Lavender Hill projects, schools, including huge Millennium School buildings, and other infrastructural projects the government, has brought to the Constituency, adding these have brought relief to many Ghanaians living the community.
He charged, “under the umbrella, is where all the development is, and so don’t let anyone deceive you, because we are going to make your lives even better from next year”.
The aspiring legislator, also promised to build a vocational school on the Bannerman Park, reconstruct the Korle Gonno Chorkor-Old-Appiah Dankwa Chemunaa- First Light road.
“You are going to have a vocational school on this ground”, and disclosed that on Thursday, there will be a sod-cutting ceremony to start the reconstruction of the Salaga Market.
He urged the constituents, who turned up in their numbers to come out on Election Day and vote massively for President Mahama and him to complete the president’s tenure of good works, and the beginning of his parliamentary journey that will bring development to the Ablekuma South Constituency.
He blasted the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for doing little for the country, when they were given the mandate to govern for eight years.
According to him, even though Kufuor’s government took Ghana to HIPC and the country’s debt written off, it failed to develop the country, except to build unimpressive “HIPC toilet”. This he said was because, the NPP have no vision, their projects were nothing compared to what the NDC is putting up in all parts of the country today.
Other speakers, including the Coordinator of the Greater Accra Regional Campaign Taskforce, Sylvester Mensah, said, President Mahama, deserves a second term, because he has delivered on all fronts.
He said, Ghana at its present state, does not need anyone who says he should be “tried too”.
According to the former National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) boss, because President Mahama, is a visionary leader, he has within four years resurrected several stated institutions which collapsed under the watch of the opposition NPP.
He mentioned some of them as the Tema Oil Refinery, (TOR) and Bulk Oil Storage Transport (BOST) headed by Kwame Awuah Darko, saying they are now functioning and making profit.
Mr. Mensah continued, the Ayensu Starch Factory, Volta Aluminum Company Limited (VALCO), State Transport Company (STC) the Mass Rapid Transport System called Aayalolo and the Kumasi Shoe Factory, Komenda Sugar Factory, which collapsed several decades ago, have all been revived under the able leadership of President Mahama.
The Ablekuma South seat is being occupied by Frits Baffour, who is also an NDC legislator and the AMA Mayor, described as one of the high performing mayors in Ghana, is bent on retaining it for the governing party.