President John Mahama yesterday began his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region, with a promise to intensify the development of rural areas in the region for the socio-economic benefit of the people.
He said ongoing roads, education, health and agriculture projects would be completed while new ones would be undertaken to boost the economies of rural Accra.
Addressing a large crowd of party supporters and residents of Kweku Panfo in the Ga South District, where he began the campaign, President Mahama said the number of projects and interventions undertaken in the area, was indicative of the capability of the government.
“It also shows our commitment to and what more we can do for the area when you give us another term to continue working for Ghana,” he said.
President Mahama cited a number of completed and ongoing infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and basic school blocks as among his fulfilled 2012 campaign promises in the area, adding that there were more projects earmarked for the community.
For instance, he said a contract has been awarded for the construction of a community day senior high school on a parcel of land provided by the chiefs of the town, whille an agriculture service centre would be established to provide support to farmers to boost agriculture production in the area.
In addition, he announced plans to roll out a scheme to provide gari processing machines to support small scale gari producers in the area, adding that, “With regard to health, he noted that the Obom Clinic would be expanded and upgraded into a polyclinic to improve health care delivery in Ga South”.
From Kweku Panfo, he moved to Bortianor where he assured the people of more development in his next term.
He said Bortianor would host one of the five new polyclinics being built for the region, while a landing beach facility would be built to boost fishing business in the area.
He expressed optimism of victory, and urged the party members to preach the good works of the government.
In addition, he advised them against “shirt and blouse” voting so as to secure maximum votes for the party.
From Edmund Mingle, Kweku-Panfo