06 July 2005

CPP urged to support People's Representation bill

CPP urged to support People's Representation billKumasi, July 06, GNA - Mr Kwame Appiah Boateng, a member of the CPP, on Wednesday appealed to the hierarchy of the CPP to appreciate and support the People's Representation Bill which is before parliament to ensure its speedy approval.

He said the support by the CPP and other political parties to the bill would encourage and win the confidence of Ghanaians abroad. ''They will show their appreciation by contributing to the parties,'' Mr Boateng said in a statement he issued in Kumasi on Wednesday.

He said Ghanaians abroad have contributed and continue to contribute to the socio-economic and political development of the country and there was the need for the state to show its appreciation by giving them the right to vote and take part in the governance of the nation.

Mr Boateng said the state should even go further by reserving parliamentary seats for Ghanaians living abroad. This, he said, would enable them contribute to parliamentary discussions and make their voices heard on pertinent national issues.

Source: GNA

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