General News of Thursday, 22 September 2016
The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah has stated categorically that the leader of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama is a president the good people of Ghana can trust.
“One reason why I trust my president, it’s not because I work for him but it’s because of the principles he espouses. He is an epitome of hard work, honest, fair, God fearing, knowledgeable and above all his commitment to building a just and equitable society,” the chief stated.
The Chief of Staff said these when he paid a courtesy call on the paramount chief of the Lawra Traditional area, Naa Dr. Edward Puowule Karbo at his palace in Lawra in the Upper East region.
“Having walked with him, if I look around and I see the development that has taken place within these few years under President Mahama, in the areas of education, health, first class roads which did not exist in the past among numerous others, I can say without a shred of doubt, that President John Dramani Mahama is a leader Ghanaians can trust and rely on at all times”, Honourable Debrah added.
He indicated that though Chiefs aren’t allowed to engage in active politics, he was of the view that Chiefs are wise and knowledgeable thus the Lawra Naa should appeal to his people to retain President Mahama for a second term for accelerated development in the area and by extension Ghana.
He said chiefs could use their wisdom to decipher between pranks and reality and for that matter the need to proliferate the good works of the president to their followers.
On the issue of equitable distribution of the national cake, Julius Debrah said the nation is huge and the demands are many, but at least I am happy you praised government for constructing the Lawra – Nandom road.
“This government under President Mahama is desirous to ensuring all nooks and cranny in the country get their fair share of the national cake,” he pointed out.
The Chief of Staff prayed for longevity of life, grace and strength from above to enable him continue to lead his people.
In his address the Lawra Naa Dr Karbo said he was happy about the fixing of the Lawra road that leads to his palace. “At the right time I will praise the President myself,” the humble chief submitted.
The Chief of Staff is in his fourth day of his six day tour of the Upper East region.
Some members of the president entourage are the General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and Deputy General Secretary Koku Anyidoho.