The Member of Parliament for Dormaa East, Paul Apraku Twum Barimah, has called on the newly elected national executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to work in unity to enable the party break the eight.
He congratulated all the winners of the contest, especially the Chairman of the party, Mr Stephen Ayesu Ntim for winning the contest after five-time of attempts.
He expressed the need to be reminded that their victory was for the party and not individual contestants.
Mr Twum Barimah said he was confident that the newly elected executives could break the eight.
He explained that the team elected during the conference was a solid one, as there were youth and experienced politicians among the team, who could work with energy and experience to break the eight.
“These are people we need at this time to change the narrative of the NPP and I’m sure that they would not disappoint the party”, Mr Twum Barimah stated.
He expressed his commitment to develop untapped tourism attractions in his constituency to make the district a tourism hub in the Bono Region.
“We are working hard to increase tourism in the Dormaa East District”, he stated, explaining that in the next 10 years, if the measures put in place succeeded, Wamfie, the district capital would become a preferred tourist destination in the region and the country as a whole.
Mr Twum Barimah said investing in the tourism industry would help generate more revenue for the development of the districts.
“Wamfie will be a place of action, we want to move the centre of the action from Sunyani, the Bono Regional capital to Wamfie to make the district a shining star”, he stated.
Mr Twum Barimah explained that the government opted for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout because there was a revenue shortfall and needed a little support to pay the country’s loans or debts.
He said the decision to go to an IMF bailout did not mean that the country’s economy was in a bad state or the government performed or managed the country’s economy poorly.
Mr Twum Barimah again explained that the government decided to go to IMF was in the interest of Ghanaians, as it would help bring relief to Ghanaians, particularly civil workers.
He assured the public that the government would negotiate a good deal with the IMF team and ensure that the negotiation would protect jobs and government flagship programmes, particularly Free Senior High School policy.
On recent labour union agitations, Mr Twum Barimah said the various labour unions’ call on the government to give them Cost of Living Allowances (COLA), was a good call, because they deserved it due to the recent high cost of living.
Mr Twum Barimah said the government did not want Ghanaians to suffer the recent hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.
“That is why the government had agreed on the 15 per cent and also decided to go to the IMF for advice on how to put in place measures to bring relief to Ghanaians, because of the COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war,” he explained.
Source: firstnewsroom.com/Milicent Azomyan