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General News Mon, 25 Nov 2002

Vice President apologizes to the people of Yilo Krobo

Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama on Sunday apologized to the people of Yilo Krobo Traditional Area for his inability to honour their invitations to both the World Population Day and the Kloyosikplemi festival celebrations.

A statement signed by Andrews A. Awuni, of the Vice President's Office, said Alhaji Mahama could not honour the invitations because of circumstances beyond his control. It said Mrs Gladys Asmah, Minister for Women and Children Affairs and Dr Francis Osafo-Mensah, Eastern Regional Minister, were asked to represent him, which they did.

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The statement, therefore, asked the concerned citizens of Yilo Krobo to discard the notion that the Vice President refused to honour the invitation because the area was a stronghold of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

"I have even visited the World Bank of the NDC and made many friends there. As far as I am concerned, there is no area in Ghana that is no go area for me," the statement quoted Alhaji Mahama. It said: "The Vice President looks forward for an opportunity in the future to visit the Yilo Krobo Traditional Area to interact with the people."

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