With less than 15 months to the 2020 polls, the Progressive People’s Party
(PPP), has expressed its unwavering determination to win the Assin North
The party has developed new
programmes for a paradigm shift in campaign strategies to entice the
electorates to vote out the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of
Parliament, Madam Abena Duruwaa.
It has also overcome the 2016
electoral defeat and working at re-awakening the grassroots to buy into the new
vision of the party.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Isaac Manu, the 2016 parliamentary candidate said “the PPP is poised and ready to win the seat convincingly in the 2020 general election.”
He accused the current MP of not
doing much to reduce the plight of the people over the increasing inadequate
infrastructural facilities, health care, sanitation, unemployment and poverty.
The party would encourage and
empower women with resources, equip them with skills and create jobs to become
the key driving forces in the fight against hunger and poverty.
‘What women in the constituency
need is not only micro support, but increased mechanisation, technological
innovation, education and skills development”‘ he said.
On graduate unemployment, Mr. Manu indicated that graduates would be encouraged and assisted to undergo free internship in computer hardware and software, leadership and entrepreneurship training.
In addition, he explained that
they would be given practical and career-oriented opportunities, and the model
involved getting students, especially the youth, to develop personal business
He indicated that the
beneficiaries would receive financial literacy education, counseling and access
to business development services.
Mr Manu encouraged beneficiaries
of the Youth Empowerment Programme who had benefited from it to utilise the
knowledge and skills they acquired from the training to better their lot and
that of others in the society.
To achieve the renewed vision of
the party, he called for the unflinching support of all for the new executives
of the party to work together to that effect.
Nevertheless, he lauded
government’s plan to roll out a ‘planting for food and jobs’ programme, in a
bid to promote food security in the country.
According to him, the initiative
would help solve some of the challenges be-devilling the agricultural sector
such as the importation of unwholesome products.
The framework for the policy is to
establish a commercially viable private limited liability company with growth
potential in the district with the objective of promoting economic growth and
creating jobs for the citizenry.
He encouraged the private sector
to take advantage of the opportunity because it was a laudable initiative and
had all the hallmark of success.
He urged the government to ensure that there were reliable supply of industrial infrastructure, access to appropriate technology, supply of raw materials, access to medium to long term goals and a good tax regime for the policy to succeed.