Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Second Lady, has appealed to Ghanaians not to allow politics to divide them ahead of the 2016 elections.
The Wife of the Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, made the call when she donated trays, head pans and fishing nets to the Enyidado Fish Mongers Association the in Effutu constituency in Winneba in the Central region.
“The people in the area must unite for the development of the region and the country towards peace, unity and accelerated socio-economic development,” she said during a donation at Winneba.
She told the fisherfolks that Ghanaians must not allow partisan politics to destabilise the peace of the country because “there is only one Ghana”.
She revealed that the objective for the donation was to help in her own small way by putting smiles on the faces of the fishmongers, through an appeal made to her by Mrs Baaba Amamoo.
Mrs Amamoo also doubles as the Association's organizer and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Women’s Organizer for the Effutu constituency.
The Second Lady said government was committed to helping the fishmongers and other professionals.
She said the NDC government places a premium on the fishing industry because it provided jobs for two million people and reaffirmed its resolve to support women in the industry.
Mrs Amissah-Arthur also took her environmental crusade to the area and urged them to be clean and live in a clean environment to avoid cholera.
She also called on them to empower their children through education since it remains one of the best ways to the country’s socio-economic development.
Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur also called for the empowerment of women since it will increase their roles in leadership, the economy, and development arenas.
She adds that government will continue to play its part towards ensuring food security in the country and urged the fishermen to work together and live in peace.
She also called on the people of the area to vote for the NDC candidate for the area, Eric Don-Arthur, describing him as someone who has good character and impeccable track record.
She said she is confident Mr Don-Arthur will bring development to the area.
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