A Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has appealed to the electorate in the Bantama constituency of the Ashanti Region to vote massively for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming general election to retain the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government in power.
According Mr Asenso-Boakye, who is the NPP parliamentary candidate for the area, the massive developmental projects embarked upon by the Akufo-Addo government demand that the people retain the incumbent President to enable him continue with the good works he is doing for the area and the country.
He has therefore called on the residents to give the President at least 95 per cent of the total number of votes that will be cast in the December 7 general election.
“In 2016, when then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo promised to implement his flagship programmes, such as the Free SHS, One District One Factory, among others, the NDC and John Mahama said he could not fulfil them.
“But today, we all bear witness to the fulfilment of these interventions that have brought great relief to all Ghanaians. So, if we gave Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP 88 per cent of total votes in 2016 here in Bantama, I believe it is fair to say that he deserves 95 per cent of votes in 2020 for fulfilling all those promises made to us in 2016,” he said to a rousing applause.
Commitment to development
Addressing a short sod-cutting ceremony to commence the construction of the Kokoso-Asuboteng area roads within the Bantama constituency, last week, the Deputy Chief of Staff stated that the Akufo-Addo government is committed to the provision of socio-economic infrastructure across the country, including the Ashanti Region.
He said the government has demonstrated that it has the best interest of the Ashanti Region at heart, adding “and we are going to do more to alleviate the plights of our people.”
“The importance of good roads extends to all aspects of development of our communities as it contributes to the provision of jobs, access to healthcare and education services, among others. Had the NPP won in 2008, this road would have been long completed but it was neglected by the previous NDC administration.
“Today, we all bear witness to the visionary leadership of President Akufo-Addo that has led to the implementation of Free SHS policy, Planting for Food and Jobs, One District, One Factory; and the setting up of a vehicle assembling plant by automobile giant VW in Ghana, among others,” he added.
President’s heart desire
The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta, for his part said, “the development of the entire Ashanti Region, especially Kumasi and its environs, is very dear to the heart of President Akufo-Addo and his government.”
“Today’s ceremony shows the commitment of the government to improving the condition of all road networks in Kumasi and the country at large,” he added.
He disclosed that several road networks are currently undergoing construction in all 275 constituencies in Ghana.
“Out of the total 80,000km road networks in the country, only 23 per cent had seen some construction when the NPP took office in January 2017. However, I can boldly say that there are ongoing road constructions in all 260 district assemblies in the country,” he said.
The MP for the area, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, also called on all his supporters to rally behind the new parliamentary candidate of the party to ensure victory in the upcoming general elections.