Politics of Sun, 20 Jan 201996
Mahama's campaign tour of the Eastern Region 'Yaamutu' - David Prah
The Eastern Regional Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party David Prah has described the former President Mahama's campaign tour of the Eastern Region as "Yaamutu Campaign". He said the former President Mahama has no new message for the people of Eastern Region which has made the NDC Delegates very disappointed.
Speaking to the media in Koforidua, Mr. David Prah mentioned that his Communications Team followed Mr. Mahama's tour throughout the region and saw that the NDC delegates were unimpressed with the sort of message that the former President gave them since he only focussed on attacking the impressive programmes of the President H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo without coming out with a single alternative.
My brother, I believe you are aware that Former President John Mahama is a "Pasco", he is "History", in fact, he has lost touch with the people of Ghana, Mr. Prah posited. He stated that Mr. Mahama is as "unattractive" to Ghanaians as his "Campaign Message".
He Mentioned that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo's government has introduced lots of pro-poor policies such as the Free Senior High schools, introduction NEIP, One District One Factory, Planting for Food and Jobs, Digitization of the economy, Mobile Money interoperability, Reduction in Electricity, Digital Address System, Creation of New Regions, Stamping out of corruption through wanton sole sourcing, Restoration of the Teacher and Nursing Trainees Allowances, IPEP, Renovation of the Railway sector, restructuring of the Technical and Vocational Education system, Tax Reliefs, to lessen the burden of Ghanaians.
He indicated that the people of the Eastern Region remember vividly the numerous scandals that engulfed the country during the regime of the Former President John Mahama such as: the SADA Akonfem/Tree Planting Thievery, GYEEDA, WAYOMI Cash, BUS BRANDING, NCA CHOP CHOP, SSNIT IT Scandal, Inflated Contracts prices and the almighty DUMSOR that hit the country for almost 4years which resulted in the collapse of businesses and killed a number of innocent Ghanaians.
He indicated that these scandals were still fresh in the minds of Ghanaians especially the people of Eastern Region hence the low petronage of the Mahama campaign in the Region.
You see the Mahama's campaign in the Eastern Region is described as "Yaamutu Campaign" even with megaphone and community information centres announcement, people didn't turn up, it's tells you what people think of him, Mr. Prah stated.
He indicated that Ghanaians will not allow Mr. Mahama and his NDC to come back to derail the impressive socio-economic performance of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo's government that is positioning Ghana on the right track.