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UE NPP Regional Election: Chairmanship isn’t about organising keep-fit; I have to give leadership to grassroot – Filson Awankua

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Engineer Filson Apambila Awankua, an aspirant for the Upper East Regional NPP Chairmanship race has indicated his commitment to supporting party supporters at the local level to grow and excel within the spaces they find themselves in.

Ing. Awankua created the impression that the current leadership of the party has not been able to galvanise ‘party footsoldiers’ to help the party make gains in the Upper East Region.

Given the opportunity to lead the party in the upcoming regional election of the NPP, he explained that he would commit significant resources to help supporters at the grassroots level to succeed.

Ing. Awankua said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East.

“In 2016, NPP in the Upper East got three seats and four ambassadors. We had ministers, deputy ministers and countless CEOs. Buffer Stock, Ghana Maritime Authority, Ghana Ports and Harbours; there were so many appointments. In Nana Akufo Addo’s first tenure produced great results for the Upper East Region.”

“My motivation is to serve. You remember that I contested in 2018. I am motivated by the fact that the grassroots in the region need to deserve to be given the opportunity to participate in the affairs of the NPP. Let them know that their problems are your problems. Education, Jobs for the youth. These days if you go to the bank, there are all these conditions that are there so our women cannot get loans. We have to link up with government agencies and create a system,” he said.

“Regional chairmanship race is not just about mobilising party people and go for keep and all that. You have to keep regulating, monitoring and evaluating [policies] because there are a lot of opportunities out there but there it is competitive because there are all other regions going for the same,” he added.

Ing Awankua explained that if he is given the opportunity to lead the region, he would be able to garner support to improve the lives of those in the region.

He said it was rather unfortunate that the NPP lost 3 seats in the region and gained 1; the Binduri Constituency. Ing Awankua shared his commitment to ensuring that the NPP created safe seats in the region.

Ing Awankua has stated his interest in leading the NPP in the Upper East Region as chairman of the party. He is expected to contest the positions alongside the current Chairman, Lawyer Anthony Namoo, the current Regional Organiser, Jerry Asamane and the current 1st Vice Chairman of the Party, Dr. Moses Atinga.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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