Civil society protest in front of US embassyTwenty-nine aspirants cleared to contest NPP parliamentary primaries in Volta

Representatives of civil society organisations and citizens gathered on Sunday in front of the US embassy on the Berges du Lac, Tunis to denounce the Zionist aggression against the Palestinians in Gaza.

The demonstrators demanded an “immediate stop” to the Zionist aggression and the “expulsion of the US ambassador”, condemning the “unwavering support” of the United States to the Zionist entity.

The rally was organised by the Joint Action for Palestine Coordination and the Tunisian Network against Normalisation with Zionism.

In a statement to TAP, Wael Nawar, a member of the Joint Action for Palestine Coordination, said the rally was intended “to show our anger at the ongoing Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip and to reaffirm our support for the Palestinians”.

“We demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, the expelling the US ambassador and opening the Gaza land crossings for the delivery of humanitarian aid.’

Nawar called on civil society activists to take part in the humanitarian caravan organised
at the initiative of the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate. He said that the caravan aims to gather civil society activists, journalists, trade unionists and artists from all over the world in front of the Rafah border crossing in order to break the inhumane blockade imposed by the Zionist entity on the Gaza Strip since October 7.

He added that a committee was formed in Tunisia six days ago to determine which delegations would participate in the caravan.

Source: EN – Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The vetting committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have cleared all the aspirants vying for the parliamentary candidacy on the ticket of the party in the Volta Region to contest.

A total of 29 aspirants including six women from 13 constituencies in the region have successfully gone through the vetting process.

Alhaji Masawudu Osman, National Third Vice Chairman of the NPP who chaired the committee told the media the process was successful.

He commended all the aspirants for successfully going through the process and advised them to adhere strictly to the party’s rules and regulations in their campaigns.

Some of the aspirants who spoke to the Ghana News Agency after their successful vetting described the process as smooth and fair, and commended the vetting committee for doing good work.

They also shared with the GNA some of the plans they have for their constituency and why the delegates should give them the nod.

Mrs Attoinetine Oklu, an aspirant from the Kpando constituency told GNA the constituen
cy deserved better development and that she would champion it when given the nod.

She said improving the road network in the area was one of her priorities, especially one linking Kpando township to Torkor and the expansion of the harbour.

Mrs Oklu said when given the nod, she would use the position to lobby investors to bring job opportunities to the area for the youth and look for financial support for farmers and traders to expand their businesses.

‘I know I will win the primaries because during the balloting I picked number two, and because the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also picked number two and won, I will also win,’ she said.

Ms Millicent Nana Yaa Sokro, an aspirant from Ho Central told GNA she would prioritise women empowerment, youth entrepreneurship and job creation when given the nod.

She urged the party faithful to be united and that only with unity would they be able to break the eight and appealed to the delegates to vote for her.

Mr Samuel Wisdom Doe Haligah, an aspirant from Ket
u South said his cordial relationship with the grassroots and his work for the party in the constituency would speak for him come December 2.

Source: Ghana News Agency