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General News of Sunday, 9 October 2016

Source: Samuel Ablordeppey

Mahama to honour Dr. Afari-Gyan

Not too long after he was honored with the "compilation of the Order of the Star of Ghana Honorary Division", President John Dramani Mahama is set to bless the former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan with yet another recognition.

At his recent succesful tour of the Brong Ahafo region, the President directed the chief executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board(GCB) Steven Kwabena Opuni to ensure the ongoing road construction project at Jinijini-Drobo-Sampa should be extended to Anyimon in honour of the immediate past EC boss Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan.

This announcement drew thunderous cheers from the Chiefs and hundreds of residents of Jinijini who attended the rally, when the President visited the area with his campaign.

The President said "I have directed Dr. Opuni to ensure that the road leading to Anyimon, where the former EC boss hails from, in his honor."

He was born on June , 18 , 1945. He academic, Political Scientist and an election administrator. He was the chairman of the EC from 1993-2015.

The President said "Dr. Afari-Gyan has served the nation well."

The President assured the Chiefs and people of the area that five more Poly Clinics would be established in the Brong Ahafo region in addition to the current five of which Jinijini would have its share.

The President who spent a week in the region together with his wife Dr. Nana Lordina Mahama, a deputy Chief of Staff Ken Wujangi, NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia and minister of communication Dr. Omane Boamah.

The rest are; a vice chairperson of the NDC Anita De So So, the regional minister and parry executives.

The President and his team campaigned vigorously in many communities amidst ecstacy and joy in the faces of the crowd.

The president spent his last days in these communities; Nkwabeng, Wenchi, Nsawkaw, Sampa, Drobo and Jinijini.

He urged the people to work in unison to ensure a comprehensive victory on Dec 7.

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