The president will today take his tour to Brong Ahafo region. Mahama will use three days to tour the region and interact with the chiefs and people
President John Dramani Mahama continues his ‘Accounting to the people’ tour despite the massive criticism against the decision. The president will today take his tour to Brong Ahafo region. Mahama will use three days to tour the region and interact with the chiefs and people. He is also expected to cut sod for new projects, inspect ongoing projects, including a lecture block at the Sunyani Polytechnic and two of Community Day Senior High Schools.
The President is also expected to interact with drivers and traders at Techiman, Sunyani, and Berekum markets in the region. According to reports, all is set for the president’s arrival. Upon his arrival, he is to move to Derma at the Tano South District to commission a community day secondary school, one of the 200 being constructed across the country.
He will from there, move to Techimentia within the same District to commission the Techimentia Polyclinic. He will also pay a courtesy call on Nana Dadiesoabahene and inspect road projects in Sunyani.
The tour which comes ahead of Ghana’s polls due for November this year is in the president’s bid to to recount to Ghanaians the projects initiated by his government within the last three years. There have been massive mouth lashing among critics regarding the president’s ‘Accounting to the people’ tour. Many have described it as a shady way of government to cover up for unfulfilled promises. It has also been described by some as an abuse of incumbency through the use of state resources to favour the President in the November polls.
Mahama has taken time to respond to the criticisms, saying his tour is not a re-election campaign strategy as his critics have presented it. He said during a courtesy call on the chiefs of Hohoe while touring Volta region, that his tour is only to interact with the people and show what his government has achieved since he got into power.