Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman
The vice presidential nominee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has ended her five-day tour of the Western Region.
She ended the tour with an assurance to the people of the region that the NDC offers the best choice for quality and trusted governance that will lead to sustainable development for all Ghanaians.
The visit, her first to the region since she was named as running mate to former President John Dramani Mahama, enabled Prof. Opoku-Agyemang to introduce herself to the chiefs and people and to solicit their support for the NDC in the upcoming general elections.
During the tour, Prof. Opoku-Agyemang paid courtesy calls on various traditional leaders, interacted with a number of stakeholders including traders, artisans, small scale miners, farmers, students, fishermen and professional groups, among others.
The Running Mate, who arrived in the region on Sunday to a rousing welcome expressed appreciation to the chiefs and people for their warm reception.
She gave the assurance that all infrastructure projects which were started by the previous NDC administration, but were abandoned by the present government, would be completed when the NDC is voted into power.
She explained the provisions in the NDC manifesto for national progress, and indicated that the socio-economic needs of the region have been adequately catered for in the manifesto.
Touching on education, she pledged that the next NDC government will ensure increased access to quality learning, introduce more incentive packages for teachers, and restore discipline in schools.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang, who recently toured six other regions, namely Upper East, North East, Northern, Bono, Ahafo and the Western North Region, stressed that a Mahama-led government will be committed to promoting equity in governance.
She was accompanied by Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, widow of later vice president Papa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur; Sherry Ayitey, National Vice Chairperson of the NDC; Mr Alex Segbefia, former Health Minister and Deputy Campaign Manager for the 2020 election; MP for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa; Ms Emelia Arthur, a former Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mrs Maame Efua Houadjeto, Deputy Women’s Organiser; Abu Kasangbata, former Deputy Upper West Regional Minister; and Musa Abdullai, former DCE for Bawku.
The others include Mr Sam Pee Yalley, a former Ambassador to India; Dr. John Abu, former Trade Minister and Western Regional Minister; Dr George Adjah Sipa Yankey, former Minister and ex-CEO of Ghana Gas; Mr Kofi Totobi Quakyi, a former Minister; Mrs Mawuena Trebarh, former CEO of GIPC and spokesperson and head of communication for the running mate of the NDC.