Saturday, May 30, 2009

NDC Govt will not renege on campaign promises- Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday stated that his administration would not renege on any of the promises it made during the electioneering campaigns and urged the people to exercise restraint as everything was orderly placed. "Now we have made a change and we shall move forward, whatever promise that we made during our campaigns will be fulfilled in the course of time".President Mills was addressing teeming party supporters who welcomed him from Loho, a village, five kilometres from the Wa Municipality as part of his two-day official visit to the Upper West Region. But for the heavy presence of security personnel, the situation could have been uncontrolable because of the heavy vehicular traffic that compelled the president's convoy to spend more than an hour before he arrived at the Presidential Lodge.The President, who arrived in the Upper West Region on road through the Upper East Region said he wanted to travel by road to identify the needs of the people who were along the routes and to find lasting solutions to those challenges.He called on party supporters to remain loyal and resolute in their ambitions and should not allow themselves to be influenced by political detractors."There are people who think we should take 100 days to solve what they took eight years to destroy which is not possible, but I can assure you that whatever we promised, we shall fulfil in the course of our administration".President Mills also thanked all the supporters for voting massively for him during the general elections and promised to execute all projects that were billed for the development of the region. The President, who was accompanied by Mr. Cletus Avoka, Minister of Interior, Lt General Joe Smith, Minister of Defence, Mr. Rashid Pelpuo, Minister of State at the Presidency, Mr. Benjamin Kunbour, Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Mahama Ayariga, Presidential Spokesperson, among others, was earlier ushered into the region at Sicili river which serves as a boundary between the Upper East and Upper West Regions. President Mills made whistle stops at Bassisan, Kunchoggu and Tumu all in the Sissala East district of the Upper West Region to interact with teachers and school children who lined up to welcome him into the region.President Mills would on Saturday pay courtesy calls on the Chief Imam of Wa, Maulvi of Ahmadiyya Muslim mission, Tendambas, Christian Council of Ghana and finally round-up his two-day visit by addressing the Chiefs and people of the region at Wa.

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