President John Mahama having completed his tour of the Greater Accra region, takes his ‘Accounting to the People’ mission to the Ashanti Region today [Tuesday].
According to the tour’s itinerary, the President will in the following three days, inspect and commission projects including two community based senior high schools. President Mahama is also scheduled to pay a courtesy call on traditional rulers, including the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
According to the NDC Secretary of the Ashanti Region, Raymond Tandoh, the President is also expected to visit the Asawasi market, Asokori Mampong and other areas during his tour.
The region is the seventh to be visited by the President Mahama since he began his tour in April. The President has so far visited the Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Brong Ahafo and Greater Accra regions. The tour comes ahead of the 2016 elections campaign which is expected to kick off in earnest in July.
Mahama has been largely criticized by various opposition groups who were against his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour. He had been accused of abusing his incumbency by hiding behind his tour to campaign ahead of the November elections.
However, the President who is very confident that his government has done a lot in the past three years debunked the claims. He explained that his tour was only meant to interact with Ghanaians, and show what the government has been doing for the people.
ACP Ampofo Duku said adequate security arrangements are already in place ahead of the President’s visit. As Mahama hits the Ashanti Region today, the residents are having high hopes that he will address the numerous challenges they are facing in the region.