President John Dramani Mahama has admonished the chiefs and people of the Mamprugu land in the Northern Region to ignore their kinsman, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) thrice running mate, Dr. Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia, and massively vote for him at the 2016 polls.
He said in Mampruli, “Ka bin dogi imini so nnye imabia” to wit, your biological brother might turn out not to be your real brother.
For this reason, he promised the chief of Kperiga, Ghana’s former Ambassador to Burkina Faso and also Dr. Bawumia’s half-brother, Chief Dauda Mandiaya Bawumia Ambassadorial portfolio for a country (withheld).
President Mahama was addressing the chiefs and people of Mamprugu land at the forecourt of the Nayiri’s palace marking the beginning of his two-day “Accounting to the people tour” of the Northern Region.
He trumpeted that, he had almost fulfilled all the campaign promises made to the people of Mamprugu land for which reason he deserved their massive support at the 2016 polls.
He recalled the absorption of the Gambaga College of Education, construction of the Walewale-Gambaga road, water extension project at Kparigu among other projects to buttress his point.
He indeed inaugurated the water expansion project at Kparigu which he described as one of his administration’s major priorities.
He promised that the Walewale-Gambaga road under construction will by end of 2016, become a first class road.
President Mahama reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to transform the lives of all citizens regardless of their geographical locations.
“Our government’s philosophical underpinning is social democracy and for this reason our focus has always been on the people: developing their capacities to be more productive for society, providing the necessary support structures, an enabling environment for socio-economic growth and also providing the necessary infrastructure for the benefit of our people.”
“Being transparent and accountable to the sovereign people of Ghana is another pillar of our social democracy and this is the reason why I have embarked on accounting to the people tour to interact with the chiefs and people, inaugurate projects, inspect ongoing projects and cut sod for new projects to start and also to absorb feedback from our citizenry.”
He said government will continue to heavily invest in the health, education, water, agriculture, road and other sectors of the economy. 2016 elections He appealed to the chiefs and people of Mamprugu land to remain law abiding citizens before, during and after the 2016 polls.
He is optimistic the elections will be generally peaceful and called for their maximum support. President Mahama also underscored the need for the electorate to retain him to improve their livelihood.