Mahama begins campaign in June - Omane Boamah

President John Dramani Mahama has recently justified his 'Accounting to the people tour' describing it as just a tour of the country to update Ghanaians on the projects and programmes his administration has so far embarked on.


Communications Minister Dr Edward Omane Boamah disclosed this in an interview on Accra-based Asempa FM on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

According to him, President Mahama's  Accounting to the People tour across the country was not a political campaign.

This is contrary to claims by critics, including the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), that the tour is part of his campaign processes to deceive Ghanaians and abuse his incumbency.

But, speaking at separate durbars in the Volta Region during the inauguration of the Dodo-Pepesu to Nkwanta section of the Eastern Corridor road and in the Hohoe municipality, President Mahama said “It is prudent for me as the president, to update Ghanaians about projects and programmes this government has undertaken in the last three years."“If you had been watching TV or listening to radio you would have heard that I went to the Western Region and from there I came to the Eastern Region and what I am doing is called accounting to the people tour to render account of what I have done to the people,” he explained.

“I have not started campaigning yet. After the launch of the NDC campaign I will come back and I will be in full political battle," the president said.

The president, as part of his 'Accounting tour', has already been to the Western and Eastern Regions in the past weeks, interacting with the people and chiefs and commissioning new projects.


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