I’ll fulfil all promises by 2016 — Prez

BY: Musah Yahaya Jafaru / Daily Graphic/ Ghana

President John Dramani Mahama has given an assurance that he will deliver all the projects that he promised Ghanaians during the 2012 electioneering by the end of 2016.

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The projects include the construction of 200 community senior high schools, district clinics, 10 teacher training colleges and a public university in the Eastern Region.

The President gave the assurance when he cut the sod for work to commence on a Metro Mass Transit (MMT) terminal at Aflao yesterday as part of his two-day official visit to the Volta Region.


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The visit was to thank the people of the region for their support to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the 2012 elections.

The terminal, which will cost GH¢900,000, will serve buses plying Ghana, Togo and Benin and is scheduled for completion within 12 months.

Durbar

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Addressing a durbar of the chiefs and people of Aflao, President Mahama said Aflao was a very important commercial hub.

He said the construction of the bus terminal would, therefore, facilitate transportation in the area.

Touching on the economy, he said the country faced some challenges this year and mentioned the high wage bill, industrial actions by various workers and the about 16 market fires as some of the challenges that faced the economy.

Besides, he said, the eight-month-long election petition compounded the situation, as investors held on to their investments.

Commendation

The President thanked the people of the Volta Region for their continuous support for the government and the NDC.

He said he had decided to come to the Volta Region earlier to thank the people for their support for him and the NDC during the 2012 elections, noting that it was out of respect for the Judiciary that he had decided to hold on to the visit till after the election petition.

Aflao Chief

The Paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area, Torgbui Amenya Fiti V, lauded President Mahama for the numerous projects he had initiated in the Volta Region, including road projects.

He said he was ready to release more land for development projects in the area.

In another development, President Mahama had inspected a salt factory at Adina in the Volta Region.

Kensington Industry Limited, a British company, is investing $100 million in the salt project.