Atta Mills Grabs Central Region
Atta Mills Grabs Central Region Website
The house-to-house campaign of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Leader and Presidential Candidate, John Evans Atta Mills on his tour of the Central Region has removed scales that blinded the Region to vote for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) instead of the NDC in the last elections. A statement from Prof Mills Campaign Team said, "The scales have certainly fallen off and having tasted seven years of the misrule of the Kufuor administration . there is a strong resolve that, come December 2008, the region would either be the second World Bank or the IMF of the NDC." It said Mills innovative house-to-house campaign "is stinging the NPP." The statement said for the past six days that the former Vice President was on tour of the region it was "clear as daylight that the presence of the NPP in the Central Region has waned to a very low and insignificant level". "There is no pretence at all that there is the realization in the whole of the region that the time has come for them to throw their total and unalloyed support behind Prof Mills." It said in Mankesim, Saltpond, Cape Coast, Komenda, Elmina and parts of Ekumfi, there was "an overwhelming desire for a meaningful change and not the positive change turned negative change that Kufuor and his NPP has tied around the necks of the majority of Ghanaians." "The pervasive high levels of poverty in most of the communities has hardened the resolve of the people to untie their unholy union with NPP" since it was clear to them that they had lived more decent lives in the period before the NPP emerged onto the governance scene. It said, "Most of the fishing communities recalled how the NDC government kept a close eye on the fishing industry and made sure that the prices of fishing inputs were subsidized to enable the local fisher folk to grow their businesses." The NDC Leader has been doing his rounds with Mrs. Ama Benyiwa Doe, National Women's Organiser of the NDC, Kojo Allotey Jacobs, Patrick Aniegyie, Tina Frimpong, Light Koomson, And Abeiku Aggrey, all Central Regional Executives of the NDC. In Mankesim and Saltpond, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the area, Aquinas Quansah, an advertising and marketing consultant, also joined the team.