President John Dramani Mahama will kickstart his three-day visit to the Volta Region from today, April 19 as part of his 'accounting to the people tour'. However the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and some members of the public are of the opinion that the President's frequent visits to the region is a sign of desperation.
This is the 3rd time in less than two months that the President is visiting the Volta Region to present to the people what he has achieved. According to the NPP's Volta Regional Campaign Manager, Peter Amewu, “the President is getting desperate because he is losing grips of the Volta Region. It tells you the man is too desperate to win power.”
The opinion of the NPP has also been re-echoed by several Ghanaians on social media who pointed out projects being undertaken in the region at a quick pace in order to get votes and maintain the National Democratic Congress (NDC's) hold on the region.
During the President’s visit he is expected to interact with the chiefs and people, inspect ongoing projects, and cut sod for new projects and commission the 46km Eastern Corridor road from Dodo Papesu to Nkwanta in the Northern part of Volta.
He will also visit Dapa, a suburb of the area, to inspect the Dapa-Pampawie-Ahamasu Junction Cocoa Road, and then proceed to the Forecourt of the chief of Hohoe, to pay a courtesy call on him.
On Wednesday, President Mahama will inaugurate the Worawora-Dambai road at Dambai, then depart to Chinderi in the afternoon, where he will inaugurate a Community Day Senior High Schools (SHS). He would also inspect the Dambai-Kete Krachi road at Abujuro and complete the day’s activity with a courtesy call on the chiefs and people of Kete Krachi.
The final day of his visit in the region, will see President Mahama inaugurating the Fume-Dzolokpuita road at Dzolokpuita. He will also visit the regional market at Ho, to interact with the women and traders.
The President will also inaugurate a new Engineering Laboratory at the Ho Polytechnic before heading to Juapong in the North Tongu Constituency, where he would cut sod for the Juapong-Abutia and Juapong-Volo-Adidome roads.