15 January 2013

Ghana: JM Reminded to Tackle Poverty in Home Region

Sunyani — THE PRESIDENT, Mr. John Dramani Mahama has been reminded by chiefs and people of his home constituency to remember his roots by building bridges between poverty and prosperity there.

The President was reminded by the chiefs of the three Northern regions about the abject poverty which is very predominant in his home region, and urged him not to close his eyes to it, but should work towards the building of the area to an appreciable level.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Paramount Chief of the Bamboi Traditional Council, Nana Kwaku Dapaah II.

Nana Dapaah, according to the statement, indicated that poverty in the three northern regions need prompt attention.

He stated, "With your acceptance as a worthy son of the least-visible, but three-ethnically diverse Northern Regions, united only by poverty as a national symbol, Trademark and Test of Leadership, the challenge to your leadership is enormous in building bridges between Poverty and Prosperity because you have lived, seen and felt poverty."

Going further, the Bamboi Paramount Chief commended President Mahama on his good leadership when he was a Member of Parliament, saying "your leadership style might push you to this stage as the first gentleman of the land".

Nana Dapaah noted that they were proud to be part of the good leadership from the beginning and grooming stage of President Mahama adding: "we genuinely believe your quest to occupy the highest office of the land was not occasioned by the need to fill a position, but to fulfil a purpose in response to leadership and national development".

Nana Dapaah described the stunning rise of President Mahama to the highest office, as historic one, not only of bringing the charismatic attributes, youthful spirit and personality and passion to bear on the leadership of the country, but also to deepen the common cultural and modern political historic bonds.

The chief and his people also commended the President for putting up a splendid performance as MP for the area from 1996 to 2008 when he put high the profile of Bole-Bamboi on the political arena of this country.

The statement further noted, "We the chiefs and people of Bamboi can only wish for the best of leadership and God's blessing for you and call on all Ghanaians irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political differences, to unite behind the President, and offer the requisite understanding, cooperation and prayers in this historic beckoning leadership whose huge challenging responsibility has starved it of the usual fashion and comfort of Presidential Office.

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