The Chief of Mehame in the Ahafo region, Nana Osono Pantu, has urged his people to vote massively for the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. John Mahama, in the upcoming elections.
The chief said he trusts the former president to deliver on his promises to Ghanaians, and pointed to the achievements of the erstwhile NDC government under the leadership of Mr Mahama.
“Since you left power, I haven’t seen any significant project in my town…I am clad in a white cloth because you have won already. Nananom have appointed you alraedy. I am praying for you.In 2021 you will be the president of the land,” Nana Pantu declared when Mr Mahama and his campaign team paid a courtesy call to him at his palace as part of the NDC leader’s tour of the region.
Making a strong case for the people to give the NDC their mandate to rule the country again, Nana Pantu, who said he had read some of the policies of the NDC’s 2020 manifesto, indicated that the NDC cares for the ordinary Ghanaian hence they must be trusted and brought back to power again to continue their good works.
“Since you left Power, there has not been an infrastructural project for my people…If you don’t come back to power, I’m doomed,” Nana Pantu bemoaned the neglect of some critical projects by the Akufo-Addo administration since it assumed power in 2017.
Commending the John Mahama-led NDC for their manifesto, Nana Pantu noted that he was elated that the manifesto committee went round the country, spoke to stakeholders for their inputs and came out with a people-centered manifesto ahead of the December elections.
“I watched the launch of your manifesto and I realised the people were at the centre of your policies. The Big Push is what i like about your manifesto,” Nana Pantu said while he called on his people to re-elect John Mahama in the polls.
He said Mehame had benefitted from the NDC government so it will be only fair that the people ensure the NDC comes back to power.
“We have light, ICT centre, a Nurses Training College at Dadiesoaba and many more. Whom am I for your government to think good of me?…John Mahama, I love you,” the elated chief said.
In Mr Mahama’s address to the people, he assured them of good governance that will transform the lives of all citizens.
“I have heard the people of Mehame in Asutifi plant rice have large rice farms in this area. When we come to power, we will buid a rice factory here for you so you can add value to the rice you cultivate over here,” the former president said.
Mr Mahama said the people of Asutifi deserve better and explained that there are more avenues to create jobs for the people when they vote the NDC to power, stressing that his government will establish a mechanization centre for the people to help farmers farm in commercial quantities.
“You will get a mechanization centre where farmers can go and hire them to farm,” he added and also pledged small scale mining wil be regulated under his government to create more jobs for the youth.
Earlier at Techimantia in the Tano South constituency, Mr Mahama 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.