A 9-member contingent of Patriotic Ambassadors for Peace (PAP) led by its National Coordinator, Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang was in Ningo-Prampram Constituency, specifically Mataheko last weekend for a 3-day (8th-10th July) outreach programme. The purpose of the visit was to solicit votes for Nana Akufo-Addo and Mr. Sylvester Tetteh as president and Member of Parliament respectively in the upcoming polls.
This was in line with PAP’s objective of winning more political souls for the NPP to ensure that Nana Akufo-Addo is victorious in the presidential elections whilst the NPP wins majority seats in Parliament. PAP is a Voluntary Group within the NPP canvassing for votes for Nana Akufo-Addo and NPP Parliamentary Candidates in selected constituencies in Ghana. It has branches in all the 10 Regions as well as Overseas.
It must be noted that, Ningo-Prampram Constituency in general, and Mataheko in particular, has been a political waterloo for the NPP since 1992. Hon. E.T. Mensah of the NDC has been the Member of Parliament since 1993. In the 2012 elections, Nana Akufo-Addo had 9,581 popular votes as against 28,490 votes by John Mahama. Interestingly, the NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate, Mr. Sylvester Tetteh pulled 17,122 votes as against 21,178 votes by NDC’s E.T. Mensah, a difference of 4,056 votes.
It was against this backdrop that PAP concentrated its outreach programme at Mataheko. PAPers pasted stickers of Sylvester and Nana Akufo-Addo; interacted with the residents to know and share their problems; and involved themselves in some of the residents’ activities – fufu pounding, ludo playing, Church offerings with view to changing their political mindset on the NPP.
Team PAP also took the opportunity to sell the personal achievements of Sylvester Tetteh to the residents in areas of health, education and technical assistance. These include scheduled training programmes on marketing and management for hairdressers and dressmakers; provision of NHIS cards for the aged and children; scholarships for the needy but brilliant students; youth apprenticeship programmes; and technical assistance to farmers. Again, Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision of assembling the best hands to manage Ghana’s natural resources and turn the economy around for our benefit was sold to them.
At the end of the 3-day programme, Team PAP was satisfied with the political recognition given by Mataheko residents, an indication that, change in Ghana’s political leadership is imminent in November. For instance in times past, it was uncommon for an NPP T-shirts to be worn at Mataheko, but this time around, the people cheered, chanted and shouted ‘Womatsak3me’ upon seeing PAPers in their specially-designed NPP T-shirts and demanded some as well. A lot of experiences regarding the residents’ new political decisions, challenges and the secrets behind the NDC’s victories over the years were shared. To them, Ningo-Prampram Constituency also deserves a First Lady in Ghana and promised a change in voting pattern after two decades. They vowed to sacrifice NDC’s Sam George, who is so arrogant and disrespectful to the people and bring in the selfless, humble, respectful, and competent Sylvester Tetteh of the NPP in November.
PAP therefore urges all Ghanaians to save this country by voting out the Mahama-led NDC government in November. It is the considered view of PAP that another four years of economic hardships, mediocrity, thievery, corruption, high unemployment, and dumsor will be so disastrous for the present and future generations.
Let’s Arise for Change! For those interested in joining PAP, kindly contact the National Coordinator on 0202471070.
God bless Ghana! God bless Nana Addo!! God bless Sylvester Tetteh!!!
Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang – National Coordinator – 0202471070
Andy Oppong Amoako – Director of Organisation
Emmanuel Owusu Mensah – Director of Media Relations