Still JM, No Size… As Voltarians Roll-Out Red Carpet For Him

That many Ghanaians have become like wise bridlings which have learnt to separate the pigeon’s cooing from the shrill alarm when a hunter enters the forest was manifested over the weekend when President John Mahama stormed the Volta Region on the first of his 2-day tour of the region. They had for months been bombarded by the NPP’s propaganda and noise on Gyeeda, SADA, Subah, rlg against the President on the airwaves. However, they have refused to fall for the dirty propaganda. So, when JM as the President is affectionately called, came calling on Saturday morning, they rolled out the red carpet for him, according him a rousing welcome to the region. Clearly, just as the bite of a cobra does nothing to the back of a tortoise, so has all the noise against JM failed to alienate the people from him. Market women, school children, chiefs, workers, housewives and just about anyone who heard he was in the vicinity left whatever he or she was doing to welcome the president with shouts of “still edey bii K3k3”, the slogan that sends the blood pressure of NPP apparatchiks zooming up. The President’s first point of call was the Volta Regional House of Chiefs where he met the chiefs of the Region and interacted with them. From the meeting, he graced the 125th celebration of the South Ghana conference of the SDA church that was taking place at the Ho Jubilee park. President John Mahama then interacted with market women at the Ho Central Market. The excited women could be seen dancing by their wares, waving and cheering the president and urging him to ignore the noise markers (the NPP). That Saturday also saw the President inspecting the progress of work at the School of Biomedical Science campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences at Sokode, near Ho. On Sunday, President Mahama touched base with the people of Aflao where a mammoth crowd gathered to welcome him. At a durbar held in his honour after he had cut sod to begin the construction of a Metro Mass bus terminal in the town, the Chief of Aflao, Togbuiga Amenyo Fiti V promised to deliver 100,000 votes to President Mahama and the NDC come the 2016 elections. The Chief said he made same promise before the 2012 elections but delivered 80,000. However, he was committed to ensuring that 100,000 votes are delivered in 2016. Togbuiga Fiti V requested for an extension of railway lines to the town adding that it will provide ready-made jobs for the youths. President Mahama thanked the chief and people of Aflao for their rousing welcome and assured them that in spite of all the challenges, he will deliver. From Aflao, the President visited Angloga via Keta before continuing to Akplewotoko near Dzita to inspect the impact of the completed sea defence wall project there.