A youth group, the ‘Active Youth of Abirem’ has declared support for Hon Mavis Ama Frimpong, the 2020 National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Abirem Constituency in Eastern Region.
The youth made up of about 400 young people, said over the years the Members of Parliament from the constituency, especially those from the New Patriotic Party, had disappointed the people and it was time they made a paradigm shift.
Speaking to Zackgh.com in Abirem, the youth noted over the past few years, Mrs Ama Frimpong , who was the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area during the erstwhile NDC era, had proven beyond reasonable doubt that she would deliver when given the mandate to represent the people of Abirem in Parliament.
They, therefore, declared their readiness to embark on a vigorous campaign to win the hearts of floating voters to vote massively for the NDC in both the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the forthcoming December polls.
Ms Maybelyn Nti, the Coordinator for the movement said “from 2000 to date, all our MPs have woefully disappointed us, that is why the youth have come together to rally behind the NDC Parliamentary Candidate, Hon Mavis Ama Frimpong. We support her because she has proven herself as the only hope for Abirem Constituency through her works and personal relationship with the people of Abirem.”
She said through the leadership of the former DCE and former Eastern Regional Minister, the district had witnessed massive development including roads, health, education, and employment for the youth during her era.
“She helped many students to obtain scholarships and also helped many of our colleagues to get jobs in the Ghana Education Service, Forestry Commission, Zoomlion, Youth Employment and the Security Agencies just to mention a few. If Obaatanpa Mavis could chalk these successes as DCE and former Regional Minister, greater would she do when we entrust her with the Parliamentary seat.”
The group noted that it was targeting about 15,000 floating voters for the NDC candidate and said it would adopt a door to door, community to community and house to house campaign strategy to ensure that the message sunk well with the people.
“We stand for peace, unity, and togetherness for a common goal, we believe that with determination, hard work and perseverance victory will surely be ours come December 7,” the group said.
Madam Maybelyn Nti noted that the group had begun working and monitored the just ended voter registration exercise where they distributed some nose masks, hand sanitizers, and unspecified amount to some political party agents.
By: Samuel Kwame Oppong