Let's preserve the peace of the country – Veep

Damongo (N/R), Sept. 7, GNA – Vice President
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has said there is the need for Ghanaians to conduct
themselves in a way that would preserve the peace and stability of the country.

He said the message of peace and stability is
most important because it is the foundation for the economic and social
development of the country.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur made the
statement when addressed the Gonja Traditional Council at Damongo in the Gonja
West District of the Northern Region.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur, who is on a
campaign tour of the Northern Region, took advantage of his presence in the
area to address the chiefs of the Gonja Traditional Council.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur said without
peace and stability no matter the plans government make, nothing would happen
because people would be more concerned about their life and security.

He urged traditional rulers in the country
ensure peace in their areas as the nation draw close to the December 7
elections.

He called for peace and unity in the Gonja
Traditional area and that the people must use the aged-old Gonja systems to
resolve their differences.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur appealed to
Ghanaians to be patient with President John Mahama as he rolls out his
development agenda for the country.

He said development is a systematic process
and government has to ensure that every part of the country gets part of the
national cake.

He assured the chiefs of the Gonja Traditional
area that the government would continue to provide infrastructural development
area.

Abudulai Jinapor II, Buipe Wura and Vice
President of the Gonja Traditional Council, commended President Mahama for the
numerous infrastructural developments in the area.

The other chiefs in the traditional area also
praised President Mahama for his development effort and called for a renewal of
his mandate.

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Employment and
Labour Relations, announced that government has secured 89 million Euros to
build emergency hospitals along Buipe-Tamale highway, Fufulso-Sawla road and
Bole-Sawla highway.

He said plans are also underway for government
construct a new water project for Damongo and its surrounding communities.           

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