The presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has stated that a massive investment in the agricultural sector is the key to reducing poverty.
He was addressing the Chief and elders of Sandema traditional area in the Builsa North District, as part of the new covenant (Apam Foforↄ) National Campaign tour in Upper East.
He said the country’s fertile lands, climate, access to water resources as well as a hard-working people meant that if Ghana organised herself well she could entirely feed herself as well as the sub-region of Africa.
“This is an area where we have a clear comparative advantage as a nation and must re-allocate scarce state resources into boosting it.”
The visit which was led by the Third National Vice Chairman of the CPP, Alhaji Tijani Rahman, backed by the Upper East Regional executives was met amidst music and cheers.
Meanwhile, hundreds of party supporters drawn from various electoral areas as well as market women, drivers and passers-by within the main lorry station of the town gathered to listen to the CPP’s “Siuk-paluk” (Apam Foforↄ in Builsa).
The mood of the audience was indicative that the message was well received and that the fortune of CPP in the region was sure to improve considering the sustained applause.
From there, the entourage entered Northern Region and held separate mini rallies in Kubori and Kunkwa both within the Yagaba Kubori constituency.