Nanakrom, a fast developing community within the Adentan Municipality in the Greater Accra region was turned into a human sea for more than seven hours last Sunday as thousands of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters, activists and the former ministers in the erstwhile Kufuor administration stormed the area to express their proud gratitude to eligible voters who took part in the just-ended 40-days national biometric voter registration exercise.

Led by the NPP parliamentary candidate for Adenda constituency, Ms Frances Awurabena Asiam, the party stormed the area to set the tone for the party’s campaign in the constituency and also to announce its readiness to assume power with the view to better the lot of people in the area as well as entire Ghanaians.

Amid thunderous applause and cheers from the crowd, the event began with speeches by some   former Members of Parliament (MPs), ministers and the party’s constituency capos who downgraded the much touted economic success of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

Speaker-after-speaker described the NDC and its members as apologists of deceit and vain propaganda who have nothing good to offer Ghanaians except to dissipate state coffers and therefore must be voted out.

The former deputy Minister for Information and National Orientation, Mr Frank Agyekum said Ghanaians had become more impoverished under President Mills led-NDC administration than any other, after he failed to provide the needed leadership for the country.

Mr. Agyekum who doubles as the spokesperson for the former president Mr John Agyekum Kufuor, lamented that Ghana was gradually slipping back into the arena of the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) bracket again due to the mass borrowing of money by the NDC government which   is not being expended on useful ventures.

“While President Kufuor went in for grants, President Mills is going in for loans. The reason is not farfetched-the Council of State has become a rubber stamp with one man Kofi Awoonor running the show,” he stated.

For her part, Madam Asiam whose campaign theme was dubbed “Change Now! Move Adenta Forward…Namu ne! Insha Allahul,” said the cost of living and doing business in the country under the NDC administration had gone up with the cedi depreciating so badly, thereby putting businesses at a disadvantage.

The outspoken NPP female politician said the nation’s debt threshold had been increased from $8.1 billion in 2008 to $23.4 billion within the last three years.

The NPP firebrand argued that Ghana had been plunged into serious economic hardship with astronomical tax rates and charges.

Against this back drop, Madam Asiam who is full of hope that she would win the Adenta seat for NPP hands down advised Ghanaians to reject NDC in the up-coming December 7 showdown, if they really want to achieve real economic development and satiability.

“We should vote the NDC out and prevent it from retaining power. Period!,” Madam Asiam charged.

She contended that the NDC under the fourth Republic has operated in tribal line, describing the NDC political machines as innocent sheep being  sent to the abattoir to be slaughtered at the altar of December 2012 election.

According to her, her campaign slogan seeks to help in her own small way to deepen democracy and become a trailblazer in using the rule of law to stop the social disorganization associated with the just-ended 40 days national biometric voter registration exercise and possibly the election itself.

She noted that the NPP has a twenty seven point plan that will promote both social conditions and infrastructure development of the people in the country.

She said the NPP believes to improve on its eight (8) years in administration track records of achievements in the sectors of National Health Insurance Scheme, National Youth Employment Programme, Metro Mass Transport, School Feeding, providing Executive Library and research centers, free maternal health, free senior high school education among others if given the nod to win this year’s December 7 polls.

Madam Asiam asked members and supporters of the party to remain resolute and steadfast in the face of violent attacks and intimidation being suffered at the hands of NDC goons.

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