President takes Accounting to the people tour to Ashanti Region

PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama yesterday stormed Kumasi at the beginning of his Accounting to the People Tour of the Ashanti Region, with a pledge to continue to undertake more development projects in the region irrespective of it being a stronghold on the largest opposition party.

As President, he said, he would make sure that all the regions obtained their fair share of development, assuring that his administration would not discriminate.

That commitment, he noted, has been demonstrated in the high number of projects the government has undertaken and continue to advance to the Ashanti Region.

Addressing Muslim Chiefs at the Regional Central Mosque in Kumasi, at the start of his tour, President Mahama who was mobbed by thousands of residents and party supporters, said the number of projects undertaken in the region defeats the vile propaganda that the government was discriminating against the region.

“We have a lot of work here and we will continue to do more,” he told the mammoth crowd amidst thunderous cheers.

According to him, the accounting tour, which had taken him to six regions, has exposed the good works of the government through the many development projects.

“The good works of the government will speak for themselves,” he said, adding that the chiefs and people in the regions continue to bear testimonies of the projects.

“With the help of God, we have done a lot in the past three and a half years, and we will do more in our next four years,” he said.

In addition to the projects, he said the construction of the Aboabo storm drain project would soon start as Parliament has approved the project which is currently going through the tender process.

Alhaji Umar Farouk Saeed, Regional Zongo Chief, in his remarks, commended the government for the various development interventions, especially in the Zongo communities, and assured the President of their continuous cooperation and support.

He particularly lauded the Asawase market development project and the reconstruction of roads in Asawase and its environs, describing them as a major relief to the residents.

From Edmund Mingle, Kumasi

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