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Politics of Monday, 22 August 2016

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Mahama deserves second term - Omanhene

The Omanhene of Lower Discove, Nana Kwesi Agyeman IX, has predicted victory for President John Dramani Mahama in the December 7 polls.

Nana Agyeman, who is also the acting President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, said President Mahama had done a lot to deserve a second term.

Speaking during a joint courtesy call on him and the Omanhene of Upper Dixcove, Obrempong Hima Dekyi XIV, by the President, Nana Agyeman said “stating the facts about the President's delivery should not be misconstrued as dabbling in partisan politics.”

The courtesy call was part of activities to climax the four-day re-election campaign tour of the Western Region by the President last week.

He thanked the government for giving the Ahanta West District a Community Day Senior High School. The project, located at Sankor, was at the final stages of construction.

The Omanhene appealed to the President to construct a sea defence wall along the coast line of Dixcove to protect the people from the increasing threat of coastal erosion and flooding.

President responds

Responding to the Omanhene's request, President Mahama promised that contractors working on the Aboadze sea defence project would be engaged to work on a coastal defence project at Dixcove beginning next year.

He also said construction of a fishing harbour at Winneba in the Central Region would start next year.

Touching on the achievements of the government, he said they manifested in all sectors of national development.

President Mahama said by 2021, Ghana would achieve 100 per cent water coverage.

He also stated that a lot had been done in the power sector, promising that the country would never return to the biting power crisis that troubled the nation.