Ibrahim Issah

THE UNITED Renaissance Party (URP) has called on the voters to reject the two dominant political parties in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), when they go to the polls on December 7.

According to the Head of Communications of the party, Issah Ibrahim, both the ruling NDC and the opposition NPP did not have the interest of Ghanaians at heart since they have failed to champion the welfare of the ordinary Ghanaian.

?Ghanaians are fed up with the NDC and NPP because they (both parties) have grossly failed the people,? he said, adding that, ?Their priorities are wrong, as past and present governments have come into power to seek their personal interests, leaving the masses to wallow in poverty.?

He told DAILY GUIDE in an interview in Sunyani that the URP, when elected into power in the coming elections, would reduce fuel prices to GH?3 and kerosene to 90ps per gallon in the first 18 months of its administration.

Mr. Ibrahim said the URP government would sign a social contract agreement with the security forces over its promises made to Ghanaians and should they fail to honour the promises, the security should arrest them or the president would allow himself to be impeached for reneging on the campaign promises he made to the people of Ghana.

He also stated that the URP, which was founded by Chuck Kofi Wayo with the motto, ?Mercy for the Poor?, would establish not less than 100 factories in the first four years and supply water to the homes of every Ghanaian within the period.

Mr. Ibrahim was in the Brong Ahafo Region to supervise elections of regional executives of the party in preparation towards the party?s national delegates? congress later this year where its flagbearer would be elected for the December 7 general elections.

The leader of the party, Mr. Kofi Wayo, in a solidarity message read for him, assured his followers that he would not let them down and would provide them with all the needed logistics to make them efficient at the grassroots level in order to ensure resounding victory in December 2012.

Mr. Kofi Wayo cautioned the party executives from engaging in corruption and politics of insults. He charged them to preach the unprecedented performance of the URP to the electorate even though it found itself in opposition.

He noted that no political party could compete with the URP in terms of its contributions towards the improvement of the lives of the ordinary Ghanaian at the time they were not in power, claiming that he has built a number of bole holes for some rural communities, distributed over 55,000 pieces of cutlasses across the country to farmers and built Kindergartens at some communities, among others.

A nine-member regional executive body of the party who contested unopposed was elected into office. They were Mohammed Bukari, chairman; Yaw Boadi, vice chairman; Solomon Oppong, secretary and Frank Owusu Hinne, organiser.

The rest were Samuel Agyei, youth organiser; Grace Osei, women?s organiser; Peter Owusu, treasurer; Richard Oppong, education and research and Alhassan Suguro, party father.

FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Sunyani

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