Politics of Sunday, 15 May 2016
The flag-bearer of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet has stated that the inability to access basic social amenities and services has rendered many able Ghanaians disabled.
Speaking in Wa in the Upper West region as part of his Apam Fofor? (New Testament) tour, he explained, “the inability to pay school fees, get access to healthcare, or getting a paid job to care for one’s self were all disabilities.”
The large number of unemployed Ghanaians, he pointed out, shows a high number of persons disabled by their circumstances.
The Greenstreet 2016 campaign tour of “Apam Fofor?” hit the capital of the Upper West region, Wa on Friday, May 13, 2016, where the sacred covenant is translated in Walla as “Mwini-Sumbu”.
He was in the region with a delegation that included the party’s Chairman and Leader, Prof Edmund N. Delle, Campaign Strategist, Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr and other national and regional.
The team paid a courtesy call on the Yeri-Naa (Chief of the Muslim Community), the regional Chief Imam, and the Maulvi of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement. The team described each visit as refreshing with crying calls for a return to Nkrumaist principles of self-reliance that led to job creation for the teeming unemployed youth and women in the era Ghana’s first president.
Mr. Greenstreet and his entourage held a mini rally at one of the crowded markets in the region where the presidential candidate explained the “Apam Fofor?” catchphrase.
“NDC and NPP have given politicians a very bad name because they had both failed Ghanaians with their broken promises and the failure to offer hope to them…the NDC should be removed from office but never should the replacement be the NPP. Ghana’s only hope is the CPP, the Akok? party!”
Mr. Greenstreet said the CPP administration would provide the enabling environment and the needed regulatory framework that would lead to the establishment of factories that would add value to local raw materials.
Among the large crowd at the market were some physically challenged persons who were elated to see the CPP presidential candidate in wheels, which they said was an encouragement that they also have a huge contribution to make to the nation’s development process.
Many of them pledged their unflinching support for him and promised to go all out to campaign for Mr. Greenstreet because he understood their condition better than the other candidates.