Woyongo’s Word To NDC Delegates

Mr Mark WoyongoThe Member of Parliament  (MP) for  Navrongo Central, Mr Mark Woyongo, has appealed to the National Democratic Congress  (NDC)  delegates not to allow ethnic sentiments destroy the party.

Addressing delegates during the Constituency election at Tono in Navrongo, the MP said Navrongo Central is not a secure seat for the party, but  with unity they could win the seat.

“We should not allow the issues of Kasem and Nankani to divide us if we want to maintain the seat.” It is very important for us not to allow our ethnic sentiments override the interest of the party,” he advised them.

The Kasenas and Nankanas are the two major ethnic groups in the Constituency. The Nankanas claim  they have been marginalized by the Kassenas in terms of political and job opportunities.

The MP, who is a Kasem   however, disputes the claim, saying, the former Navrongo Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Emmanuel Andema was from the Nankana area.

He said he had assisted many youths from the Nankana area to acquire jobs and stated that such negative comments were unfortunate and unhealthy.

“This is not healthy for our common good and the growth and development of the party,” he emphasied.

Meanwhile, the delegates failed to elect a Constituency Chairman, as the two persons who contested for the post drew a tie.

The Electoral Commission, therefore, postponed the election to the next two weeks.

In another development, the MP said that plans were far advanced to sink more mechanized boreholes, and  electricity for the people under the Rural Electrification scheme.

He said the drainage systems in the Constituency were also being worked on and asked his constituents to exercise patience with him.

He  assured that 2015 would bring about significant improvement in their lives.   

GNA

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