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General News of Friday, 19 August 2016

Source: GNA

Mahama calls for renewal of mandate

President John Dramani Mahama President John Dramani Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has asked the electorate to renew his mandate in the December 7 polls to enable him to complete the numerous development projects initiated by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He said four years is woefully inadequate to transform a country, adding that his second term in office would enable him to complete all the projects dotted across the country.

President Mahama said this at Elubo in the Jomoro District of the Western Region at a durbar of the chiefs and people in the area, as part of the four-day “Changing lives and Transforming Ghana” tour of the Western Region.

He indicated that he had laid a solid foundation for economic prosperity in his second term in office, saying: “It’s only the person who laid the foundation who could put a proper structure on it.”

President Mahama downplayed the criticisms by the opposition political parties that a chunk of financial resources is being expended on infrastructures at the expense of the welfare of the people.

“If all the monies are shared to the citizens, where would people seek health services, education, access potable water, electricity and other pressing needs,” he queried.

Mr. James Awuah, Retired Educationist and Secretary to the Soshie Community in Elubo, acknowledged the efforts of the Government to improve the standards of living of the people in the area.

He mentioned projects such as the urban water system, school blocks, on-going rehabilitation of Elubo Town roads, as well as the renovation of the health facilities in the community.