Election journey: Koforidua

Election journey: Koforidua

The Africa Today team is travelling around Ghana's ten regions, exploring the issues on voters' minds and speaking to the candidates about what they have to offer.

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Eastern Region

On Monday the team reached Koforidua, the capital of the lush, verdant Eastern Region.


It is the home region of the presidential candidate for the governing NPP, Nana Akuffo-Addo but the views are mixed from people in the busy market in the town.

Listen Uduak meets voters, 4 mins 23 secs

Family ties

One place where there is unwavering support for the NPP and Nana Akufo Addo is in his family's hometown Kyebi, it's about a one-hour drive away from Koforidua.

It's where the head of his family clan, his maternal uncle who's a retired diplomat, Aaron Kwadwo Dua lives in Ekuanah House.

Uduak asked him how the family felt about the prospect of a Nana Akufo Addo presidency.

Listen Aaron Kwadwo Dua, 2 mins 40 secs

Election issues - Education

school discussion under the trees at a school in Koforidua

Eastern region has some of the best-performing secondary schools in Ghana.

Uduak got together some teachers from the area for an on air discussion about whether they are won over by the campaign pledges of any of the major parties in their competition for votes.

Listen Network Africa in Koforidua, 8 mins 59 secs

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