Some Zongo chiefs in the Ashanti Region, particularly in six constituencies, have pledged their support for President John Dramani Mahama ahead of the December 7, 2016 Election.
The constituencies are Atwima Nwabiagya North, Atwima Nwabiagya South, Efiduase-Asokore, Mampong, Afigya Sekyere East and Nsuta-Kwamang-Beposo.
The chiefs pledged their support when the Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah, paid visits to them in their respective Zongos as part of his five-day tour of the region.
At a mini rally at Abuakwa, Alhaji Nuhu Dicko Alhassan, who served as a spokesperson for some of the chiefs in both Atwima Nwabiagya North and South constituencies, catalogued some achievements of President Mahama in the area.
The chiefs in both constituencies had come from Abuakwa, Nkawie, Barekese, Akropong, Ameduma Adankwame, Atwima Maakro, Sepaase, Bankyease, Ntabaanu and Adankwame.
Classroom blocks and scholarships
Alhaji Nuhu Dicko said the government under the leadership of President Mahama had completed the building of a six-unit classroom for the Abuakwa English and Arabic School, adding that periodic evacuation of refuse in the Abuakwa area would not be forgotten.
He said while a four-unit classroom block had been completed for the Nkawie English and Arabic School, the government had presented 200 bags of cement and iron rods, including 15 packets of roofing sheets to support the building of the Nkawie Central Mosque.
At Akropong, he recalled that a four-unit classroom block had been completed for the English and Arabic School, while at Ameduma Adankwame building materials had been presented to support a similar school project.
Afari Military Hospital creates jobs
Alhaji Nuhu Dicko said it was the pleasure of the Zongo chiefs to commend President Mahama for choosing their area for the building of the second military hospital in the country at Afari.
He said though not completed, the chiefs had noted that ongoing works on the hospital had created jobs for many people in different disciplines, including carpentry, masonry, plumbing and painting.
He said the chiefs were of the firm belief that should works on the hospital be completed, apart from serving the people in the area and even beyond in the area of quality and affordable health care, more jobs (doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and other health personnel) would be created for the people.