SISSALA E:ASUDEV/STAR-Ghana holds debate for parliamentary candidates
The Executive Director of Action for Sustainable Development(ASUDEV), a local NGO based in the Sissala East District, Mr Osman Kanton has asked politicians to base their campaign messages on the real enemies of development which are poverty, ignorance, disease, hunger, insecurity, poor roads, lack of potable water and bad sanitation.
He also advised them to eshew the use of indecent and intemperate language in their campaigns in order to make the general election processes peaceful.
He made the point during a debate organised by ASUDEV in partnership with STAR-Ghana, a multi donor funding organisation for candidates contesting the Sissala East constituency seat in parliament.
The debate gave the platform for electorates to somewhat make an informed decision on the various candidates by questioning them on issues concerning development.
The parliamentary candidates who participated in the debate include Mr Amidu Chinnia of the New Patriotic Party, Madam Alijata Sulemana of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Moses Dani Baah of the People’s National Convention, Mr Kanton Luriwie Fuseini of the Progressive Peoples’ Party and Mr Musah Issah, an Independent candidate.
Mr Kanton said as part of their commitment towards peaceful, credible, free and fair general election, ASUDEV and STAR-Ghana are investing hugely into a project dubbed: “Elections for Peace and Development Project”.
According to him, the project would carry out various elections related interventions including the Parliamentary debates in three constituencies of the Region.
Mr Kanton said the debate would enable the voters to hold their leaders accountable for their actions and inactions.