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General News of Wednesday, 14 December 2016


Kumasi jubilates as Akufo-Addo meets Asanteman Council after victory

The President-elect promised to fulfill his promises to the people of the Ashanti Region

President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to meet the Asanteman Council after his victory in last Wednesday's presidential poll.
He would outline some key programmes and projects he would implement to bring about development in the Region.

The incoming President would also thank the chiefs for their support in an election incumbent President John Mahama was predicted to win.

His visit comes a day after he addressed the chiefs of the Greater Accra Tradition Council on the outskirt of Accra, Tuesday.

The President-elect thanked the chiefs for the stunning performance of the party in the Region which saw the New Patriotic Party (NPP) winning 21 out of the 34 parliamentary seats.

He also won 52 percent of the popular votes in the Region.
'I remain committed to fulfilling my promises made to the people of the Region," he said in Ga.

'The promise to build a harbour at both the James Town and Teshie Townships would be carried out,' he added.

Kumasi goes agog

Some NPP supporters in Kumasi have massed up at the Kumasi Airport awaiting the arrival of Nana Akufo-Addo.

Some residents of Kumasi who spoke to Joy News were high-spirited that the new President will deliver to the satisfaction of all Ghanaians.

“I am aware that he is coming and by God’s Grace he has done well and Ghanaians have voted for him, we expect him to do well. To do what he has for us one-village, one-dam and one-district, one-factory,” one resident told Joy News.

“This election was about Kumasi so Nana is here to say Thank you. From there he will be at the Central Market to interact with the people. Nana will be able to deliver,” another also said.