Regional News Mon, 14 Nov 2016

Mahama Deserves A Second Term - Mponuahehe Of New Juabeng

Omanhene of Suhyen and Mponuahene of New Juaben Traditional Council, Nana Okogyeman Ankomah Balaton, has reaffirmed his endorsement of President John Dramani Mahama for a second term in office.

The traditional ruler made the statement in his palace on Saturday when the Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah who was on a campaign tour of some parts of the Eastern region paid a courtesy call on him.

Nana Okogyeman, who recently honoured President Mahama in his palace in recognition of the massive developmental projects he has undertaken in his first term of office, reiterated the point that as far as he is concerned, President Mahama has performed creditably well and thus deserves to be retained in power in order to continue with the good works he has started.

The Mponuahene of New Juabeng, recalling President Kufuor's opinion regarding the 4-year term of the presidency, said that the former President's plea during his second term bid was that he needed four more years in order to be able to do what he set out to do as president and that the first 4-year term was woefully inadequate for him to have fully execute his vision for the country.

He said Ghanaians supported then President Kufuor's position and supported him to achieve his goal of winning a second term.

He thus cannot fathom why, after the unprecedented achievement of President Mahama in the way that he has developed the country in the last 4 years, some people are saying that he does not deserve a second term like then Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor.

Nana Okogyeman said his observation indicates that President Mahama has used the taxpayers' money judiciously and the evidence is there for all who want to be objective to testify about and that any contrary view to the glaring truth can only be borne out of dishonesty.

The Chief also called on the his constituents to vote for President Mahama and the NDC parliamentary candidate on December 7.

He said the NDC parliamentary candidate of the area has done a lot already to show that when voted into Parliament he would be of great help to his constituents.

He called on the people to vote for both President Mahama and the NDC parliamentary candidate on December 7.

Source: The Catalyst Newspaper