I will Place Gomoa East in Good Light – NDC Parliamentary Hopeful
A Parliamentary candidate hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Gomoa East constituency in the Central Region, Margaret Naana Ackom, has said it is her ambition to place the constituency on the league of popular constituencies in Ghana when she is elected.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with TodayGhanaNews, Margaret Naana Ackom explained that, the inhabitants of the constituency consists of mostly fishermen and farmers, they are in dire need of agricultural materials, storage facilities, small and large processing machines and preservative technology to add value to their products.
She said in line with the NDC’s philosophy, she will provide an effective, quality and dedicated leadership to the constituency because she is noted for reliability and commitment toward the party and the good people of Gomoa East.
The ‘Yaa Asantewaa of Gomoa East’ as she is affectionally called mentioned that, major towns in the constituency like Potsin and Akosti lack social and primary immunities. Therefore, it is her ambition to raise the social status of the constituency to an acceptable level when elected as the Member of Parliament of the area.
Margaret Naana Ackom, a degree holder in finance (banking option) is also the daughter of the late James Kofi Ackom – the first NDC Central Regional Propaganda Secretary, is believed to be the only female among nine men who have expressed interest in contesting the seat to lead the NDC in election 2020.
She said, is very unfortunate the NDC lost the seat in 2016 to NPP with just a little over 2000. She further explained that the numerous calls she has been receiving from opinion leaders, party executives and supporters across the breadth and length of the constituency, when elected she will be in a very good position to win back the seat for NDC.
Ms. Margaret Naana Ackom whose late father is the Nkyidomhene of Gomoa Potsin is also calling for support and contributions towards her noble campaign towards a successful victory to redeem the seat for the NDC and President John Dramani Mahama to become president again.
She, therefore, called for a level playing field, decorous campaign devoid of insults, name-calling, intimidations and acrimony.