Cape Coast, Jan 27,
GNA – Mr Emmanuel Valis Akyianu, a clergyman, Businessman and a politician has
declared his intention to contest the Cape Coast North seat as an independent
candidate in the 2020 general election.
He is with the
conviction that the development of Cape Coast hinged on a united front, hence
his decision to become the unifier of the political divide.
Mr Akyianu, a member
of the household of late Samuel Valis Akyianu, a former Chief Fire Officer,
Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada and an executive of the National Democratic
Congress (NDC), believed the ancient City of Cape Coast was suffering because
of disunity, intimating that the Town deserved better than it received from the
independent minded person with a strong political background, which cuts across
the political spectrum must lead the City to its promise land beyond
partisanship to help propel its development and growth and bring the desired
change for the people.
Speaking in an
interview with the Ghana News Agency in Cape Coast, the businessman cum
philanthropist said the stakes were high for him as Ghanaians were fed up with
the over politisisation of every issue that affected the development of the
nation and the growth of Cape Coast North in particular.
“For me the interest
of the people of Cape Coast North is key;
we must appreciate the fact that we are one people and unite as a family
to forge its development ahead in harmony”, he indicated.
On his vision for
the Constituency, he enumerated education, job creation and investments to
foster economic growth as some of the areas he would focus on to change the
narrative and significantly boost the socio-economic development of the
historic City, which was once the Ancient capital of the then Gold Coast.
Mr Akyianu appealed
to all well-meaning citizens and residents of Cape Coast to join the trail and
contribute meaningfully as he and his team strategised to bring systematic and
sustainable development to the people after getting the nod.