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Dr Abu Sakara presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) took his party’s campaign to the Central Region over the weekend to deliver the CPP’s “Ghana Must Work Again” message directly to the people of Senya Beraku.

Accompanied by party Chairperson Samia Yaba Nkrumah and other leading members of the Party, Dr Sakara paid a courtesy call on The Tufuhene of Senya Beraku Neenyi Kwa Bentum IV on the occasion of the Akomase Festival – the annual festival of the Chiefs and people of Senya Beraku.

A press release issued by Nii Armah Akomfrah, Director of Communication of the CPP on Tuesday said the High Street leading to the Chiefs Palace were thronged with people “whose excitement at seeing Dr Sakara and Samia Nkrumah was palpable and infectious.”

The CPP National Chairperson thanked the Chief, his Elders, and the people of Senya Beraku for making time to receive the CPP and for their welcome.

She said the CPP had planned to visit the area and was thus delighted and privileged to be there on the occasion of their festival that “the CPP was at its best when it goes among the people.”

The statement said the Flagbearer in his message greeted Neenyi Bentum IV in his native Gonja language in a symbolic greeting of one Guan to another.

He said “the CPP was there to introduce itself to the Chief and his people, introduce the CPP Parliamentary Candidate - a new face for a new future, and share the party’s message -of a new way forward to “Make Ghana Work Again”.

He wished the people well and said he was part of the “Successor Generation” presenting Ghana with a golden opportunity to end its stagnation and usher in a period of sustainable and meaningful development.

The CPP Presidential Candidate said the country must do something different in December at the polls so that the NPP and NDC see-saw is ended.

The Tufuhene in his response thanked the CPP for coming and noted that Kow Nkensen Arkaah, the late Vice President of Ghana was one of their own and the CPP has thus come home.

He wished the party well, adding that, the people of the area were eager to support the CPP, its Flagbearer and its parliamentary candidate.

Speaking to the community leaders later, Dr Sakara said the CPP’s S-Cubed Programme seeks to develop “our human resource to promote an equitable distribution of skilled labour across the country; that the CPP’s educational policy goes beyond just free and compulsory education but aims to address the waste of 150,000 to 200,000 young lives who fail in the BECE, who will be given a lifeline under CPP leadership in vocational training” and that the current structure of Ghana's economy must be restructured to make it sustainable.

Dr Sakara said being a fishing community there is the need to pay serious attention to the issuing of fishing licenses to foreign fishing vessels to ensure that they are within quotas that allow our fish to be adequately replenished.

He said “the long standing inability to enforce a stop of fishing methods that dangerously deplete our fishing stock should be corrected by empowering and motivating the relevant agencies immediately.”

He recommended that in the long term “we must all support the development of fish and prawn farms in the rivers and estuaries to provide the fisher folk alternatives that complement going out to sea.”

Dr. Sakara noted that the large fish quantities taken off Africa’s coast pose a danger to food
security of Africans.

“The fish itself is going out of our food stock; it also deprives us of a valuable product, the fish gut, when fish is not processed on shore. The loss of such huge quantities of fish gut is a major contributor to our inability to supply adequate feed for our poultry industry.”

“The processing of fish catches on-shore would create additional jobs for fisher folk and also retain our biomass of fish gut for our use,” Dr Sakara said.

He later attended a book launch and bought copies of a book in the local language on Senya Beraku.

The Flagbearer was accompanied by wife, Mrs. Lily Sakara Foster; Rodaline Imoru-Ayarna – 2nd National Vice Chair; Ivor Kobbina Greeenstreet – General Secretary; Hamdatu Haruna – National Women’s Organiser and Supi Araba Benstsi- Enchill – Central Committee member.

The rest are Nii Armah Akomfrah – Director of Communication; Rashid Alao – Deputy National Organiser; Mr Kwame Addy – Central Regional Chair and his Central Regional Executives and Abbiw Mensah – CPP Parliamentary Candidate.
Source: GNA

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