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General News of Monday, 19 October 2015


I enjoy working with Amissah-Arthur - Mahama

Mahama will retain Amissah-Arthur, according to NDC insiders Mahama will retain Amissah-Arthur, according to NDC insiders

President John Mahama has reiterated having a cordial working relationship with his Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, describing him as reliable, competent and committed.

Speaking on GBC Garden City Radio in Kumasi as part of his ‘Changing Lives and Transforming Ghana’ tour in the Ashanti region, the president lauded Amissah-Arthur’s invaluable support to him during his tenure as ECOWAS chairman.

“I enjoy working with my Vice President. As head of the Economic Planning Committee, my Vice has initiated many policy interventions to keep this country running.

“He is also good in the day-to-day running of the state anytime I’m out of the country performing functions as the head of the ECOWAS or on an official mission for the country. Mr. Amissah Arthur really takes care of everything,” Mahama told the host Emmanuel Essel, Monday.

When asked if he will maintain Amissah-Arthur as his running mate for the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, Mahama replied: “I think it is too early to mention my running mate even before I get elected. My election for the party's candidacy will be confirmed in November [7] so I think it will be prejudicial to mention my running mate before I get elected.”

When pressed further about it, he said: “I know who he would be.”

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