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Ghana cannot remain half poor, half rich – Mahama


news20430aliu_mahama.jpgGhana cannot afford to remain half poor and half rich in the midst of
plenty because national resources could not be applied to the benefit
of all, Mr John Dramani Mahama, running mate to Professor John Evans
Atta Mills, Flag Bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has
said in Tumu in the Upper West Region.

said the slogan; "One Nation One People" would remain a mirage if the
gap between the Southern and Northern parts of the country continued to
grow wider.

Mr Mahama said if steps were not taken to bridge the gap, the country could not achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

was addressing the chiefs and people of Tumu after touring the Northern
and Upper East Regions as part of the Party’s electioneering campaign
for the 2008 Elections.

Mr Mahama said the NDC would bridge
the Southern – Northern poverty gab through accelerated and
comprehensive education plan, revitalisation of agriculture and
investment in the health of the people.

He said: "The area,
though a deprived one was endowed with vast and fertile land,
hardworking people and with a planned investment in irrigation the
supply of fertilizers accompanied with good health, the people would
laugh at poverty to scorn."

Mr Mahama said, "the migration
of the youth to the South to pound fufu and carry load would cease and
if the area were developed those who left would come back home and
those at home would stay, "to give meaning to the slogan "One Nation
One People".

He said the Faculty of Medicine of the
University of Development Studies has collapsed following the appalling
situation at the Tamale Government Teaching Hospital.

Mr Mahama said the NDC would not derogate the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for not doing anything when they were in office.

said, "We will not be like them to say that the NPP did nothing whilst
it was in power but the people would have to refer to NPP’s slogan in
2000 that urged them to look at their condition of life and vote

Mr Mahama said Ghanaians could not be taken
for a ride and noted they were intelligent enough to separate the seeds
from the chaff and would consider their living standards before voting.

He asked the people to vote for the NDC parliamentary candidate for Tumu area, Hajia Rafatu Dubie in December.

Source: GNA

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