By Frank Amponsah
President Akufo-Addo has called out on former President John Mahama the flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress ( NDC) for lying to the good people of Ghana in his bid to return to power after he failed Ghanaians while in office from January 2009 to January 2017, first as Vice President and subsequently as President.
President Akufo-Addo charged at his main opponent in the December 7th Polls which is thirteen (13) days away from today, the 24th of November 2020, he addressed traders and residents of Kokompe market, and Kaneshie market in the Okaikwei South Constituency, as part of day one of his two-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra. The President repeated same when he addressed traders and residents of the Abeka market in the Okaikwei Central Constituency and Anyaa Market in the Anyaa Sowutoum Constituency.
“Elements in the NDC together with their flagbearer who has had the opportunity to govern this country before but failed the people of Ghana woefully, are out and about making promises on what they will do when they come back to power. Why are they failing to give an account of their stewardship when they were given the opportunity. This is not the time to deceive the people of Ghana. You did not do anything meaningful for the people of Ghana with your Presidency. Stop the lying because Ghanaians will not tolerate them any longer” President Akufo-Addo said when he addressed the crowd at the Abeka Market.
On recent loans that government gave to traders and small businesses to support their recovery from the impact of the novel corona virus, COVID-19, on their means of livelihoods, President Akufo-Addo assured the traders who are yet to benefit from the government subvention that they will all receive the support they need early next year, God willing, if he wins the 2020 Polls.
“With regard to the money we set aside to help small business owners, I know not everyone has received what they applied for. However, I wish to assure you that when the four more for Nana materializes, all those who are yet receive will certainly receive theirs accordingly” President Akufo-Addo said.
The President as part of his tour yesterday also visited the Kaneshie Market in the Okaiwei South Constituency, Kokompe Market also in the Okaiwei South Constituency to interact with spare parts dealers who ply their trade in the area.
President Akufo-Addo after proceed to the Abeka market in the Okaikwei Central Constituency to engage traders, drivers and other constituents. In the Anyaa Sowutoum Constituency, the President whistle stopped at the Anyaa market and address the market folks and also interacted with Chiefs, identifiable groups and residents of Santa Maria. In the Trobu Constituency which will be the next stop of the President, he will interact with Chiefs, identifiable groups as well.
The last part of the President’s day one of the two day campaign tour in the Greater Accra Region took him to the Amasaman Constituency. At Amasaman, the President interacted with identifiable groups and the residents of the area. At Kotoku, the President will interact with Chiefs, identifiable groups and attend a durbar of Zongo Chiefs, identifiable groups and residents at Oduman a surbur in the Amasaman Constituency.