The Central business district of Kumasi, was brought to a standstill as thousands joined what was termed ’24-hour sensitization walk’ today to kick start former President, John Dramani Mahama’s tour of the the Ashanti region.
Jubilant Ghanaians from all walks of life cheered him, shouting ‘change, change’, as they struggled to catch a glimpse of the 2024 flagbearer of the NDC, who joined the march in the capital of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP’s stronghold.
“John Mahama has won in advance. All we need is for Ghanaians to do their homework well to ensure a convincicng victory. He has a track record. We traders in Kumasi appreciate that and the testimony cuts across the region” – an aged woman voiced out to journalists
The walk joined by party executives, MP for Asawase, Aljaji Muntaka, former appointees started from the Aboabo Post Office , through Pelele to On-the-ran to Manhyia Hospital, the Alabar Street, Kejetia Roundabout, Asafo Overpass, Labour Roundabout to the Jubilee Park,”.
The central business district was brought to a standstill as the former President was compelled to stop and address traders.
“Kejetia Market is our baby’’ – John Mahama said as he proudly pointed at the modern facility and referred the charged audience to the stalled phase two project, virtually abandoned by the Nana Akufo Addo led government since NPP assumed office in 2017.
Mr Mahama continued … “We will come and complete the phase two and all other abandoned projects in the region”
He added. “A good government will be elected into office again and things will be better.. “The days of voting for the NPP irrespective of the candidates must end. “The residents of Kwabre East should be rest assured the NDC will come and build their roads”.
The former President, who begun a two-day tour of Ashanti today also slammed government for the VAT charges on electricity consumption.
“Ghanaians won’t accept VAT on electricity. If you know what is good for you, rescind your decision”. he explained in support of the 7-day ultimatum by organized labour for its suspension