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Nov 29, 2011

Government to ensure clean elections in 2012


Mr. John Dramani Mahama, Vice President has assured Ghanaians that Government will ensure peaceful election in the year 2012.

According to him, Ghana has not only become a shining example for African countries because of her democratic credentials, good governance and respect for the rule of law, but also continues to enjoy goodwill all over the world because of her commitment to democratic governance.
Mr. Mahama gave the assurance in a speech read on his behalf by Alhaji Issahaku Saliah, Upper West Regional Minister, during the celebration of the “Kakube” Festival of the Chiefs and people of
the Nandom Traditional Area at Nandom in the Lawra District in the Upper West Region.
He appealed to Ghanaians to support the Government to achieve its objective of ensuring free, fair and transparent polls in 2012 to further deepen its democratic credentials in order to maintain her leading role in democratic governance in Africa.
He said the Government is committed to ensuring that the Nandom Traditional Area gets its fair share of the national cake hence the creation of the new Nandom District.
Mr. Mahama thanked the Paramount Chief of Nandom, Naa Dr Puoure Puoube Chiir VII, and his people for using the festival to foster peace and unity among themselves.

The Vice President said Government is committed to improving on the nation’s road infrastructure and announced that the Nandom Hospital-Konyugangn-Nabugangn-Domagye and the Midwifery School- roads are captured under the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (G-SOP) and that work will commence soon.
The Nandom Naa, Naba Dr Puoure Puoube Chiir on his part thanked the Government for listening to their appeal for a district, adding that the creation of the Nandom District will bring enormous development
to the area.

Source: ISD