According to the Vice-President, the government’s equitable distribution of development projects across the country, irrespective of the voting pattern in the beneficiaries areas, was enough evidence to show that President Mahama’s administration had not, and would not engage in “selective development” to favour certain areas.
“President Mahama is not a divisive leader,” he said, adding that “the President remains commitment in keeping the nation together in pursuing a common national interest.”
Addressing Zongo chiefs at Nkawkaw, at the start of his three-day campaign tour of the Eastern region, Vice President Amissah-Arthur cautioned Ghanaians against voting for divisive people, who would engage in divide-and-rule and selective development.
Using the Kwahu area as evidence of the government’s all-inclusive development policy, the Vice President noted that although the ruling NDC did not secure massive votes from the area, that did not stop the government from advancing major projects to the area.
He cited the building of a modern hospital, schools, water facilities and construction of roads and lorry parks, as well as support for small scale businesses with the aim of enhancing the economy of the Kwahu area, as indicative of government’s commitment to development.
“This is just the begining. More will follow in our next term,” the Vice President said and urged the people of the area to vote massively for the NDC to secure another term “because he who climbs a good tree is offered a push up.”
Addressing a rally at the Nkawkaw central market, Vice President Amissah-Arthur said the “remarkable performance” of the government remains the trump card of the party, and therefore urged the party members to propagate the good works.
Abdul Nasiru Osman, Nkawkaw Zongo Chief, welcoming the Vice President to the area, commended the government for what he described as unprecedented development in the area.
“We assure the government and the President of our total support,” he declared.
From Edmund Mingle, Nkawkaw