President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday, took his five-day campaign tour of the Central Region, to the Cape Coast North Constituency where he reiterated the call on Ghanaians to give him another term to build on the solid foundation his government has laid.
Referring to former President Kufour’s recent call for extension of the four-year term as the period was short, he said he deserved additional four years to complete projects he had started, like his predecessors in the fourth republic except the late President Mills who unfortunately died.
He said although one year of his term was spent in court over the election petition, his government had been able to build a strong foundation, and that if Ghanaians gave the New Patriotic Party a chance, it would disrupt the efforts of his government.
Going Biblical, he told party faithful who gathered at the Abura School Park that “God’s time is the best. People vote but God appoints the President” and expressed confidence that “by God’s grace the NDC will be victorious”.
Touching on issues with electricity in the Abura community, the President announced that 1,500 metres had been ordered for the residents to enable each house to get its own metre, to put an end to the problems associated with metre sharing in the area.
He also announced that work on the Jukwa Road leading to the Kakum National Forest would begin soon.
The road, which has been in a deplorable state for a long time, has been a cause of worry to many as it is said to have affected patronage of the park.
He formally introduced Kobby Acheampong, the party’s parliamentary candidate for the area, to the people and urged them not to vote “skirt and blouse” because the party needed a majority in parliament to effectively serve.
A Member of the Council of State and former Central Regional Minister, Madam Ama Benyiwa Doe, earlier said the government had undertaken a lot of projects in the region, and urged residents to vote massively for the NDC to enjoy more.
Mr. Kofi Adams, the NDC Campaign Coordinator, accused the NPP of making numerous promises just to deceive people, like the party did in the run-up to the election 2000 but could not fulfill their promises.
He said if Ghanaians gave the NPP another chance, they would be deceived again, making reference to an old hiplife song that Ghanaians should not be deceived to “sell their coloured TV and buy a black-and-white one”.
From Jonathan Donkor, Cape Coast