Minister for Trade and Industry, Madam Hanna S. Tetteh, has thrown her weight behind the Vice Presidential nominee, Mr. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.
Madam Hanna Tetteh said she believes the decision by President Mahama is a very good one and in the interest of the party.
Madam Tetteh’s name has come strongly as one of the key contenders of the top job. Her background as a former law maker, a business lawyer and one of the hardworking ministers in the NDC administration stood her in good stead to be nominated, but the lot fell on the outgoing Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah Arthur.
But in a statement, Madam Tetteh said “I think His Excellency President Mahama, has made a very good choice in nominating the Governor of the Bank of Ghana - Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur as the next Vice President of the Republic.”
The statement further said: “I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Amissah Arthur for a number of years now and I can say with confidence that he is competent, knowledgeable, experienced and a fine gentleman. He was a great friend of His Excellency the late President John Evans Atta Mills, and his commitment to the National Democratic Congress is unequivocal.”
Madam Tetteh stressed her “unequivocal” commitment to the National Democratic Congress, saying “I will always be loyal and steadfast in my support to His Excellency the President, our new Vice-President and the National Democratic Congress and look forward to working with His Excellency the President and the new Vice President to continue to develop our country and improve the lives of our people.
She called on the party to rally behind the selected Vice Presidential nominee in the interest of the party ahead of the December polls.
“This is the time for the National Democratic Congress to rally around our new President and support him to ensure that we continue to work and fulfill the desire of our late President - His Excellency President Mills to build a Better Ghana for the people of our country.
“May the Soul of our late President rest in peace and may those of us left behind work assiduously to achieve his vision. May our Government achieve our goals of improving the lives of the people of this country, that is why we have been elected, and that is the work we must do,” the statement concluded.