President John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills has assured the people of Ejura-Sekyedumase that the government would not turn its back to them.
“You have helped the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to maintain our parliamentary seat. We have recognized this and would help you with whatever we have”.
President Mills was addressing a durbar organized in his honour by the chiefs and people in the area on Friday, as part of his three-day official working visit to the Ashanti Region.
He was in the Region to thank the people for giving him and the NDC the mandate to govern and to learn at first hand their concerns.
Accompanying him are some Ministers of State, Parliamentarians, Municipal and District Chief Executives and party functionaries.
President Mills, who had early on visited the Ejura Farms, repeated the Government’s resolve to work hard to transform the lives of Ghanaians, and called on members of the ruling party to stand solidly behind it to succeed.
He advised them against turf fighting and the rush for political appointments, saying “whoever works hard would be rewarded.”
Nana Kwaku Sarfo II, Chief of Ejura appealed to the Government to upgrade the Ejuraman Anglican Senior High School into a model one.
The school lacks basic facilities including dormitories, classrooms, an administration block, library and transport.
He also asked for an ambulance for the District Hospital and a fire tender for the Fire Station.
Additionally, he said, it would be appreciated if the market in the district capital was developed to attract people from all parts of the country.
Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the NDC assured the people that everything possible would be done to support Ejura-Sekyedumase, Asawasi and New Edubiase, the three Constituencies in Ashanti won by the party in the last poll, in appreciation of their unflinching support and loyalty.
President Mills made a stop-over at Asante-Mampong on his way to Ejura, where he called on Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, the Paramount Chief.
There, he reiterated that his Government would continue with all the good works initiated by the former President Kufuor’s administration.
Daasebre Osei Bonsu thanked the Government for making available 15 million dollars towards the rehabilitation of the Asante-Mampong water supply system.
President Mills ends his tour of the Region today, Saturday.