The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has urged electorates in the Tano South Constituency to elect Dr Hanna Bisiw to represent them in Parliament in the upcoming elections.
The NDC leader who was addressing a durbar of chiefs, farmers, drivers, artisans and other groups in Techimantia in the Ahafo region on Friday, said Dr Bisiw has the capability to represent them again in Parliament and stressed she will deliver as she did while a Deputy Minister for Agriculture under the previous government.
“Dr Hanna Bisiw is very hardworking and has achieved a lot as a Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Deputy Minister for Works and Housing,” the NDC leader said while emphasizing the importance of having more capable women in Parliament.
“God knows what he is doing,” Mahama stated as he chastised the ruling NPP government for failing to deliver on their promises in the area and quizzed, “Where are the facories you were promised?”
Agro-processing Factories Coming
Mr Mahama said if the people vote for him and Dr Hanna Bisiw, they can deliver on their promises and create more jobs for the people in the area.
He announced that the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions will be the designated centres for agro-processing in the country.
In an earlier tour of the Bono and Bono East Regions where cashew, pepper and tomato are grown in commercial quantities, President Mahama promised that processing factories would be established in the regions, when he wins the December 2020 elections.
This, he explained, will help add value and address the perennial problem of post-harvest losses and low crop prices to farmers, adding that the establishment of the processing factories will create more jobs, value and help the farmers earn more money for themselves and their families.
Mr. Mahama expressed his disappointment with the cancellation of the free fertilizer programme introduced by his administration for cocoa farmers, noting that President Nana Akufo-Addo chose instead to sell cocoa the fertilizers marked “not for sale” to the farmers.
He promised the farmers that he will restore the free fertilizer programme.