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03.09.2004 General News

The best is yet to come - JAK to ‘blind’ critics

By Chronicle

The President, Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, has stated that if the critics of the NPP government are refusing to see the good things so far done within three years, then they have not seen any thing yet and that the best of his NPP government is yet to come.

He quizzed, “ If the good people of Ghana decided to vote them out because of their bad governance for 20 years and they are asking you to give them your mandate to rule again what can they do?. In 20 years they could not do anything so what can they do in four years?”

The President was reacting to claims by the opposition parties that they have not seen the government performing at separate durbars at Kyebi Anyineon and Boadua when he toured the region.

Mr. Kufuor said this year's election would be free and fair and not beset by beset by chaos, as the opposition are propagating.

According to him, the NPP government did not seek the people's mandate to intimidate and victimise them, but rather to serve, so that we together as one people can give meaning to democracy through good governance.

“Let me assure the nation that we did not come to power through the barrel of the gun therefore we are not going to sit idle for anyone to take power through the barrel of the gun. Let anyone who wants to come to power use the right means (election) but if anyone attempts to throw our restored democratic rule to the dogs then let me assure you that we will not allow it.”

With this assurance he urged Ghanaians to go about their daily business without fear of intimidation because they are protected.

The President's convoy was stopped by hundreds of residents at Asuom who decided to lie on the street, forcing the President to get out of his car to address them.

Originally there was no schedule for a durbar at Asuom, but the residents quickly organized one for Mr. Kufuor to address them before continuing his journey to Boadua.

In fact, the residents of Atiwa showed their appreciation to the President and the government for granting the area a new district by pulling an enthusiastic crowd at the durbar ground at Anyinem.

All along the route from Anyinem through Kwabeng, Abomusu, Banso down to Boadua, residents stood on top of kiosks and trees, just to catch a glimpse of him and cheer him up.

But an uncontrollable crowd was recorded at Boadua where almost all the residents in that town and Akwatia gathered at the durbar ground.

The chiefs and people of Akwatia and Kade constituencies in Kwaebibrem District appealed to the President to extend telephone facilities to the area, get prospective investors to take over the business of the Akwatia Diamond Company and improve water supply as well as the conditions of road.

The President responding to the appeals said the government would give the area ¢500 million to support their small town water project and this pice of news was greeted with loud cheers from the people.

He also assured them of tasking the various departments in charge of the problem areas to conduct research and find out how best to solve their problems.

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