Mahama Promises ‘One House, One Meter’ To Abura Residents


According to President Mahama, he has already procured 1,500 meters in fulfilment of the one house one meter policy

President John Mahama has issued a fresh promise in the course of his campaign. As part of his campaign tour of the Central Region, Mahama has promised to give each household in the Abura community one electricity meter, to eliminate the problem of multiple households, sharing a meter.

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Mahama made the one house, one meter promise on the second day of his tour of the Central region. Mahama on his second day of the Central Region tour, visited the Abura and Kotokuraba markets to interact with market women and other prospective voters.

Speaking in Twi to the Abura people, Mahama acknowledged the fact that the issue of electricity has remained a major problem for them. The President observed that most households do not have meters, and resort to sharing with few others who do. According to the President, he has already procured 1,500 meters, in fulfilment of the one house one meter policy.

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Mahama also promised to fix some roads in the area, particularly the community’s Taxi rank which has huge potholes. He also urged the people to vote massively for him in the coming elections.

Political contenders from different political parties, have been making a lot of promises to Ghanaians ahead of the elections, to the extent that the public now makes a mockery of the promises. Mahama’s one meter one house policy follows a similar one made by flagbearer of the Opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo, which is to provide one dam for each village.

Some policy think-tanks like IMANI have taken time to analyse the different party promises as well as weighed the possibilities of actualizing them. [See some of the Analysis] But until December 7, Ghanaians can only wait in anticipation and anxiety, of whom the people’s choice gets to be in the end.