‘Party supporters are opponents not enemies’

The Deputy Central Regional Minister, Thomas Baffoe, has admonished political party supporters not to insult political opponents since it does not help to grow the country’s democratic governance.

He said politicians should understand it is a contest of ideas to promote socio-economic advancement of the citizenry and regrettable some politicians take undue advantage to malign and insult their opponents.

Mr. Baffoe made this known when he addressed a durbar of chiefs and people of the Agona Nsaba traditional area to climax their Annual Akwambo festival at Nsaba, in the Agona East district.

He called on political party supporters to refrain from using platforms as a means to malign and personally attack people of the political divide, which does not augur well for political cohesion and maturity.

“It’s time political leaders ensure their supporters do not insult their opponents, rather focus on socio-economic development issues and the  people of Agona East will not hesitate to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) again for a second term, as a result of its transparent governance.

“The citizenry have kept faith with the government with the hope that Ghana will become a better place to live, less than two years of the NPP government, it has initiated some of its electioneering campaign promises, such as the free senior high school, restoration of teachers and nurses allowances, Planting for Food and Jobs, one-district-one-factory, one-village-one-dam, the paperless port regime and the reduction of water and electricity tariffs,” Mr. Baffoe touted.

Dennis Armah-Frempong, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Agona East, said the government had approved the construction of 7.5 kilometer roads in Agona Nsaba and assured that the contractor would soon move to site to start work.

He noted that the Akim Oda road to Agona Nsaba had been re-awarded on contract to facilitate transportation of goods and services, the previous government left huge debts, which halted the construction of some major roads in the area.

Osaberima Afriyie Boappiah, Omanhene of Agona Nsaba traditional area, reiterated the call on the government to upgrade the status of the Nsaba Health centre into a district hospital to prevent patients from being referred to hospitals at Agona Swedru, Winneba and Breman Asikuma. -GNA

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