President Mahama resumes his “Accounting to the People” tour
President John Dramani Mahama began his ‘Accounting to the people’ tour of the Greater Accra. The tour originally slated for last week was truncated following the sudden death of his mother Hajia Abiba Nnaba. The first gentleman of the land toured many places including- Madina, Atomic, Kwabenya, Mamobi, Nima, etc. At Mamobi, he paid a courtesy call on the chiefs and inspected the ongoing work on the drainage which has been a challenge to all the previous governments.
He then made a stopover at Nima where he addressed thousands of energetic and jubilant supporters of the ruling party. After greeting the ecstatic crowd and wishing them a prosperous Ramadan, he thanked them for commiserating with him during the demise of his mother. Speaking in Hausa, ‘The Commissioner General’ as he affectionately called himself, the President touted some of his achievements amidst thunderous applause from the crowd.
He also made some promises and to cite a few- he indicated Mamobi General Hospital will be re-equipped to cater for the health needs of the growing population. The drainage, he said, once completed will have both shoulders filled and a road constructed for commuters to use as an alternative route to other parts of the community. Tagged as international market by the President, the Nima market, he vocalized, will see remarkable transformation. The President, finally, left the over joyous gathering with a symbolic promise to come back and celebrate the Ramadan festival or Eid-il-fitr with them. Was this assurance due to his Islamic background or a mere ‘political talk’? A sincere promise or an unrealistic one? These and more were the questions on the lips of the people who thronged the colorful venue.
By Abubakar Inusah / nima24.com [email protected] / 0244616153