The 2016 election campaign is probably the most interesting one since Ghana started practicing democracy.
The incumbent president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, who is also the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, and Samira Bawumia, wife of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) vice presidential nominee (Dr Mahamadu Bawumia) have been involved in a trade of words over claims that Bole, the hometown of the president has no water.
Mrs Bawumia had accused the president of ignoring his hometown when she told some NPP supporters that despite the Bole area lacking portable water, the president found it prudent to be investing in giant billboards.
However, the president responded to her claims, saying that Mrs Bawumia lacked the technical knowledge to understand why the people of Bole lacked pipe borne water. “You [Samira] don’t understand the technical reasons [why the people are still without pipe borne water; you can’t think far” he scoffed.
In a sharp response via Facebook, Mrs Bawumia responded to the president, saying: "I may not understand the technicalities involved in denying communities a basic and necessary amenity like water. But, I understand the power of conviction, competence and compassion to get things done."
We're waiting for the president's response.
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