CPP not helping any party to win election( Nov 17, 2016)
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has ended it campaign tour of the Brong Ahafo Region promising to transform Kintampo, a town recognised as the centre of Ghana, into a major tourism hub.The Presidential Candidate of the CPP, Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, told supporters at a mini-rally in the Kintampo South Constituency that the CPP would develop the Kintampo and Fula waterfalls, the slave market and other tourism potential of the area.
He told the crowd that before the late President Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown in a coup, he had intended to pass a law to make Kintampo the capital of Ghana.
Although he did not state whether a CPP administration would relocate the country’s capital to the quiet Brong Ahafo town, he said if he received the nod, his administration would concentrate on developing the tourism potential of the town to create jobs for the youth.
Although the Kintampo Waterfall is one of the major tourism destinations in the country, its infrastructure is reported to fall below expectation with the Ghana Hoteliers Association urging the Kintampo Municipal Assembly to improve infrastructure and management of the water falls to attract more tourists.
He said the constituency had been deceived for 24 years by broken promises and their broken promises and their condition remained the same.
“No one should come and tell you that they can do it because for all the time they had over the years, they could not do it,” he said in reference to the ruling party—the National Democratic Congress, and the opposition New Patriotic Party—which had had their turns in governing the country from 1993.
“If any NDC man comes to tell you that they are coming to do what we are telling you. Tell them you have believed them for a long time but this time, you are not going to believe them. Reject them and punish them for their lies.”
Speaking in a town noted for its agricultural output, he said the party intended to train them to take advantage of the numerous opportunities along the agriculture value chain.
The Parliamentary Candidate of the party, Mr George Mensah, reiterated the tourism potential of the town which he said had not been tapped, especially at a time unemployment remained high in the country.
He said the CPP would build a museum close to the location marked as the centre of the country in Kintampo and furnish it with all the historic artefacts from the area for the people to benefit.
Mr Mensah observed that the area had perfect conditions for the production of mango to feed a mango juice processing factory that could be established in the area, instead of allowing the fruit to rot or sold cheap to middlemen.
When the first National Vice-Chairperson of the CPP, Hajia Hamdatu Ibrahim, took her turn, she worked up the crowd, leading them to sing and dance.
With that out of the way, she pointed out what she said were the failures of the NDC and the NPP to keep the country united.
She urged the youth in the Zongo communities not to become weapons of violence and destruction for politicians who had no good intention for the country.
She also made a case for Mr Greenstreet’s reason for contesting the presidency which she said was to save Ghanaians from hardship and social injustice perpetuated by the NDC and the NPP when they had their turn to govern the country.
The CPP is contesting 28 seats in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Meanwhile, the party began its tour of the Northern Region yesterday and is expected to hold rallies in some constituencies