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11.05.2019 Opinion

Latest Development On Nana Akufo Addo’s Visit To The Savannah Region.

By Dramani Bashiru Amantana
President Nana Addo
MAY 11, 2019 OPINION

We understand President Nana Addo will be visiting Savannah Region on 18th May, 2019 as part of his usual visits to various regions to inspect the ongoing former President Mahama’s projects.

We welcome him and wish him safe journey to the kingdom.

The development of Savannah region is keen to us and we expect the authorities of the region to reveal to the president the true state and his poor performance in the region.

Records have proven that your government has borrowed Ghc 80 billion in the two years of your administration but has nothing to show in the region you want to visit this Saturday.

Mr. President, before the 2016 election, the then running mate and now Vice President of our Republic, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia made a promise to the good people of Larabanga that your government was going to build an Islamic Senior High School for them that was in addition to an earlier promise you made in facilitating the Damongo water project that was hitherto yet to begin in 2017 if NDC and President Mahama had won the election.

It saddens us to state emphatically to the effect that, $35 million Damongo water project that was sent to parliament for approval was shut down in 16th December, 2016 and has since not been visited, which means your government is not committed to the promise made because you promised to add six additional boreholes to the existing ones the last time you visited His Royal Majesty in Damongo.

We are not surprised you have no new thing to inspect in the said region and therefore I suggest to you that it is one of the stress you want to put on the public purse.

His Excellency, Bole must not be left out of your tour because you need to have a look at the nursing training college and Bole teacher training college project that has been left to rot and how porous our water system has become due to atrocious management in less than three years.

You must remember to acknowledge former President Mahama when you go to inspect the Sawla clinic under construction and consider building a new health directorate for them.

Your government has also not made any attempt to continue the Tuna-Kalba road project which was started under the NDC government.

We request that your government intensify the expansion of the Sawla SHS so it can accommodate more the student.

The Damongo water project remains our leading priority and must not be a promise but action this time of your visit, our greatest expectation is seeing you with at least a contractor that will be awarded that Damongo water project contract.

Mr.President please do not 'fly' to Daboya, use the Busunu - Daboya road, the road construction project that had also started under the Mahama administration was also abrogated since you took over officer and there is no sign of your government wanting to give Daboya people that basic right anytime soon.

One district one factory was one of the major promises you had always trumpeted when you were seeking to be the director of Ghana, Savannah region has seven districts and not even one has the people seen a block at site so where are the 79 factories you said your government is building, none of the districts have also received the $1million.

Our region has always cooperated with you and your government hoping your government will be our hope that is why we have always welcomed you peacefully into our the kingdom not considering the barbaric action the youth of Chebi took against President Mahama when he was there to campaign in 2016 yet you have still been unable to fulfill your promises.

Mr. President with the numerous promises made, we suggest you focus on delivering on them before adding more. That is how you have charged us to be, a citizen but not spectators.

By: Dramani Bashiru Amantana
Deputy communication director.
Bole - Bamboi

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