21 January 2013

Ghana: 'Lets All Rally Behind President Mahama'

Kumasi — THE GYASEHENE of Mo Traditional Area in the Kintampo North Municipality in the Brong Ahafo region, Nana Tabalakala, known in private life as Dr. David Mensah, has called on Ghanaians to bury their differences and rally behind the President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, in order to develop the nation.

According to Nana Tabalakala, the progress of this country is more paramount than anything else. Based on this, he has urged all Ghanaians, irrespective of their political, religious and social affiliation, to support President Mahama to develop the nation.

Dr. David Mensah, who is also a Philanthropist operating the Northern Empowerment Association (NEA), located at Carpenter in the Bole-Bamboi District, said with his association with President John Mahama over the years, he has a strong belief that the President would be able to move the nation forward,.

He noted that following an outstanding performance of the President when he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bole-Bamboi, the area became a household name both in Ghana and the outside world.

Dr. Mensah said: "Mr. John Maham's performance had positively affected my organization, because I don't find difficulties when mentioning the location of my NGO (NEA). Quite apart from his being vocal in parliament, he had also led the Bole-Bamboi Constituency to chalk a lot of laurels in the area of empowering the youth and women, general development and enhancement of education in the area."

Dr. Mensah, cataloguing some achievements of President Mahama as MP, a deputy Minister, a Minister and vice President, mentioned the proliferation of radio stations in the country and telecommunication companies finding their way to Ghana.

He also mentioned the role the President played in getting some 41 Ghanaians who were murdered in Gambia to be released.

According to him, President Mahama finally got the bodies of these murdered Ghanaians exhumed and their bodies brought back to Ghana for burial, and also negotiated with the Gambia authorities to get the families of the murdered Ghanaians well compensated.

Dr. Mensah also remembered how the President, then the vice President, managed to get the release of some Ghanaians who were about to be executed in Libya for selling the Holy book, the Bible.

The philanthropist said "this is the President Ghanaians have and we all need to lend him our support and prayers in order to move the country forward.

He pleaded with Ghanaians not to do anything that would derail the current peace that the country is enjoying.

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