President John Dramani Mahama has held a durbar with chiefs and people of his hometown, Bole in the northern region.
The president arrived in Bole on Thursday with his family, the Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna and some district chief executives to celebrate the Christmas. He told the people that, his government is committed in advancing the better Ghana agenda to improve the living condition of Ghanaians.
He will spend both Christmas and Boxing Days with his kinsmen and town folks. He dinned and wined with the people in Bole especially children and women.
The president in his New Year message to Ghanaians said even though the country is having economic challenges, development does not stop in the country.
“Today I have come here because during festivities everybody is going home and this is Christmas festivities I’m here’’, president told the people of Bole and its surrounding communities. He thanked the people in Bole where he was the member of parliament adding his political career started in Bole/Bamboi.
The government he said is doing its best because all over the districts government is extending electricity. “In 2008 when the NDC took over government, access to electricity was only 52 percent and today 76 percent of Ghanaians have access to electricity,’’ the president disclosed.
He announced that Ghana has achieved the MDGs gold target of access to water. The achievement the president said was due to government small town water system program across the country.
The president, two days ago, commissioned a project of 40 million gallons of water at Kpong to be supplied to Accra alone. He also mentioned the small town water system in the eastern corridor and 20 communities in the Bunkprugu district of the northern region.
President Mahama expressed optimism that with the numerous and visible developmental projects, Ghanaians will retain the NDC in power come 2016.