[ 2012-08-06 ]
Amissiah-Arthur best suit for Mahama – Tsatsu Tsikata suggests
Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, a guru in the ruling National
Democratic Congress (NDC), has reposed confidence
in the leadership of President John Mahama with
Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as the Vice-President.
Some members of the ruling party have expressed
misgivings about Amissah-Arthur's selection, and
have questioned his electoral constituency as the
party goes to the polls in December.
But Mr Tsikata in a statement he issued on
Saturday remarked: “No doubt President Mahama and
his Vice-President –to-be, Amissah-Arthur, are
conscious of the historic responsibilities on
their shoulders at this time and will rise to the
occasion for the sake of mother Ghana.”
Comments following Mr Amissah-Arthur’s selection
are akin to the way and manner former President
Mill’s nomination was received by the rank and
file of NDC as the Vice-President to Former
President Rawlings in 1996, he observed.
“In the end, the country today bears testimony to
the wisdom of that choice. The huge benefit the
nation has gained through the historic
contributions of President Mills as
Vice-President, as President and, indeed, when he
led the NDC in opposition, underlines our deep
sense of loss and our grief as a nation.”
Mr Tsikata has therefore given thumbs up to the
president’s nominee as he touted Mr
Amissah-Arthur’s economic acumen.
“Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur played an important role
in the development of Ghana’s Economic Recovery
Programme in 1982. He was one of the young
economists who were actively involved in
undertaking the economic analyses that culminated
in the formulation of the Economic Recovery
Programme and its implementation."
Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur is expected to be vetted
by Parliament on Monday.
Source - Joy News
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