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12.11.2008 Elections

Dr. Mahama Tours Upper East

By Ibrahim A. Mohammed, Vea -

DR Edward Mahama, the presidential candidate of the People's National Convention (PNC), has condemned the practice whereby projects started by previous governments are abandoned when a new one assumes office.

He said this situationi is tantamount to waste of resources and does not augur well for the nation's rapid socio-economic development.

Rounding up his tour of the Upper East Region yesterday, Dr Mahama mentioned a bridge started in the early 1970s during the Acheampong regime at Namoo in the Bongo District which was abandoned by subsequent government.

He urged the people of the Bongo constituency to vote massively for him and his parliamentary candidate to enable him to complete the project so as to open up the area for vehicular movement.

The presidential candidate assured the people that he would revamp agriculture to make it lucrative for the youth in order to discourage them from migrating to the south to do all kinds of menial jobs.

Dr Mahama said he would repair all the bad roads in the area to enable the farmers transport their foodstuffs to the marketing centres, promising that his government would do for all farmers in Ghana what was presently being done for cocoa farmers.

According to him, one of the policies of his government was to transform all border towns in Ghana into viable marketing centres where people of neighbouring countries would converge to do brisk business, so as to enhance their development.

He advised the people not to allow themselves to be induced with money in the exercise of their franchise, stressing that, they should vote for the PNC to enable it to help alleviate their sufferings.

Alhaji Baba Mohammed, the regional chairman of the party, asked the people to reject both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on December 7 because they had failed to deliver on their promise.

He therefore advised them to vote massively for the PNC to enable it to introduce a free and quality educational system from the nursery to senior high school so as to help children become responsible citizens in future.