Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated the Nana Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has largely fulfilled its 2016 campaign promises but would need prayers and support to be able to accomplish all of them.
“We remain focus on fulfilling all the campaign promises we made but that cannot be done without your prayers and support,” Dr. Bawumia said while addressing Muslims in the Ashanti Region.
The Vice President has been touring some Muslim communities in Offinso, Mampong and Effiduase in the Region as part of his nationwide Ramadan tour.
Dr. Bawumia said the government is on course to meet its part of the social contract it signed with Ghanaians and called on Muslims to support the government with prayers as they observe the month of Ramadan.
He noted some of its promises have been fulfilled but will need the support of Ghanaians to fulfill all.
“The Nana Addo-led government has fulfilled most of its campaign promises such as the Free SHS, restoration of nurses and teachers allowance, the creation of Zongo Development Fund, and Planting for Food and Jobs, among other promises,” he noted.
Dr. Bawumia reiterated government’s commitment to support the development of Zongo communities through the establishment of the Zongo Development Fund with a seed capital of GH¢ 100 million.
“100 million cedis has been put into the Zongo Development Fund to support Zongo communities in developmental projects and other things,” he said.
The Zongo communities expressed gratitude to the government for the establishment of the Fund and other social interventions to better the lives of citizens, especially in the Zongo communities.
He presented some assorted food items and cash to the Zongo communities.
While in the Region, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia paid courtesy calls on the Paramount Chief of Offinso Traditional Council, Nana Wiafe Akenten III, and Paramount Chief of Mampong Daasebere Osei Bonsu.
He was accompanied by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development Abubakar Saddique Boniface, Deputy Minister for Energy Dr Mohammed Amin Anta and other government officials.
By Ibrahim Abubakar |3news.com|Ghana