General News of Thu, 30 Jun 201673
I’m sharing the national cake equally – Mahama
President John Dramani Mahama has stated that his administration has performed creditably in terms of developments, for which reason the NDC needs to be commended rather than being condemned.
The President, who was speaking at the Central mosque in Kumasi at the beginning of his three day “Accounting to the people tour” in Ashanti region yesterday stressed that the NDC, as ruling political party has never discriminated in the sharing of the national cake.
He said the government would share the national cake and development equally, irrespective of the political inclination of a particular area and people.
The NDC Presidential candidate assured that the government would not be selective in terms of the provision of infrastructural facilities, whether an area voted for the NDC or not, as some chiefs claim.
He indicated that, the evidence are there for all Ghanaians irrespective of one’s political leanings to see and underscored that when it comes to socio-economic, infrastructural development like Water, Health, Education, Roads and electricity, the NDC government has performed creditably for the past three years.
Alhaji Umaru Farouq, Sarikin Zongo of Kumasi, on behalf of Council of Zongo Chiefs commended the president and the government for the good policies and that such “good policies” have helped the Moslem pilgrims to Mecca.
The Zongo chief noted that the construction of a community Library, the Asawase market and town roads tarred by the government has been a huge relief for the people in the Asawase, Aboabo and other Zongo communities.
He pleaded with the government to see to the construction of the Aboabo drainage to relieve residents of their plight during flooding in the rainy season.
The Sarikin Zongo also reminded President Mahama that there abound many scholars in the Zongo communities but they have no jobs and entreated the government to consider them in ministerial, Ambassadorial and other portfolios as a way of empowering Zongo constituents to contribute to nation building.