John Mahama begins 6-day campaign tour of Ashanti region

BY: Kester Korankye
Former President John Mahama
Former President John Mahama

The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama has on Tuesday, November 10, begun his campaign tour of the Ashanti region.

A statement issued by the NDC campaign spokesperson, Mr James Agyenim Boateng said the former President will tour the region for six days.

He is expected to pay a courtesy call on the Asanthene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II at his Manhyia Palace in Kumasi and address other traditional leaders in the region as part of the tour.

He is also scheduled to interact with religious and opinion leaders, professional groups, artisans, party members and sympathizers, among other groups of interest.

The statement said the NDC flagbearer would also interact with zongo chiefs and imams, artisans, cocoa farmers and small scale miners, among others.

"During this tour, Mr. Mahama will highlight the significant contribution of NDC governments to the development of the Ashanti Region and its people", the statement said.

According to the statement, Mr. Mahama will also focus on key plans in the People’s Manifesto, the NDC’s manifesto for the 2020 general election, such as plans to create decent and sustainable jobs for the youth, the implementation of universal access to healthcare dubbed the 'Free Primary Healthcare', funding the largest skills empowerment programme under the NDC’s National Apprenticeship Programme and the Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Free T-VET).

Before embarking on the Ashanti regional tour, Mr. Mahama had ended a similar tour of the Eastern Region where he was for four days until the weekend.