President John Dramani Mahama has arrived in Wa the Upper West regional capital for the eighth-leg of his “Accounting To The People Tour”.
He was met at the Wa airstrip by the regional minister, a former Attorney General and Minister of Jusitice, Betty Mould Iddrisu, who is also an NDC Vice Chairperson, the Minister of State in charge of Public-Private Partnerships, Rasheed Pelpuo, Bede Zideng, a former regional minister and aspiring MP for Wa Central, key party officials and scores of foot soldiers.
The atmosphere was charged amidst drumming and dancing as the military aircraft that airlifted the president touched the tarmac. The security men had a hectic time to control the teeming crowd that wanted to catch a glimpse at the president.
He paid a courtesy call on the Wa Naa at his palace, President John Mahama explained that the objective of the tour is to see at first hand projects his government has undertaken since 2012, inaugurate completed ones and also to inform new policies and direction for the development of the country.
Mahama will be commissioning projects and cut sod for new ones.
“This is the 8th region of the tour. Throughout we can say that there is indeed massive expansion in socio-economic infrastructure. From water and sanitation, roads, schools, hospitals and the list goes on and on,” Mahama said.
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The president described the chiefs and people of the Waala traditional area as peace loving and encouraged them to live together and help build their communities.
Credit: Dan Acheampong