Champions for Western Region, an advocacy group of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in the Western Region, on Friday went on a march in Takoradi, to showcase the achievements of President John Dramani Mahama
They used the platform to publicise the various infrastructural projects including roads and community secondary schools aimed at improving the economy and lives of the people in the region.
Amidst brass band and Kolomashie music, the supporters mostly the youth, marched from the Jubilee Park through Kwame Nkrumah roundabout, Airforce Station junction, Accra Lorry Station, Melcom, Essikafoambatem Number One, Bethel Methodist, Barclays traffic light, the Central Business District (CBD), the All Needs Supermarkets and back to the Jubilee Park.
They carried placards which read “Western Region Appreciates JM”, “Sekondi Tadi roads being asphalted Thank You President”, “Community secondary schools for the poor and the needy? Thank you Mr. President. Uncountable cocoa roads for Western Region, What a leader”, and “More Cold Stores for fisher folks, Thank you.”
In an interview with The Ghanaian Times, the Western Regional Youth Organiser of the NDC, Yonus Mohamed, noted that President Mahama had done much for the region and hoped that these projects would continue, even after the elections.
The projects, he added, were a living testimony of the love and attachments that the President had for the region and urged the supporters to keep the faith in the NDC.
On roads, he indicated that some portions in the region including the Effia Kuma and Anaji areas, had been asphalted, noting that the hussle associated with travels on the Bogoso- Ayanfuri areas had been reduced, making it easier and faster.
He mentioned Georgekrom, New Brechia, in the Bia West, also as receiving attention while works on the Dadieso-Akateso-Jato and the Bibiani-Anhwiaso Bekwai and Camp areas in Bia East, were also ongoing.
“As a result of the bad roads, cocoa farmers on the Ghanaian side of the border used to sell their cocoa beans across the Cote d’Ivoire side. Today, they are coming because of the good road projects embarked upon by President Mahama. Indeed, a lot more will be coming.” he said
The fisher folks too, Yonus recognised, had also received their fair share of the John Mahama initiatives in the region with the Shama Cold Store, while the Bosomtwe Sam Fishing Harbour Phase Two project, would soon come on board.
“We are indeed grateful to President Mahama. That’s why today the Champions for Western Region had gone on this march to say thank you and also announce the good works he is doing. Indeed, we are proud of these achievements.” he explained.
He added:” We are focused and we are working; we will support President Mahama.”
On the elections, Yonus said, the NDC would focus on a clean campaign and not the snatching of ballot boxes during the elections, cautioning that whoever committed such acts would be arrested and prosecuted.
From Clement Adzei Boye, West Tanokrom