President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday gave the assurance that government would continue to provide every community with their share of development projects, irrespective of their location, ethnic and social status.
“The NDC government is a social democratic one and will continue to serve all people in society without discrimination and rancour.”
President Mahama gave the assurance when he addressed a rally at Sang in the Northern Region as part of his three-day campaign tour of the north-eastern parts of the region.
During his tour, President Mahama addressed similar rallies at Kpandai, Lungni, Wulensi, Bimbilla, Salaga and would be addressing others in Yendi, Zabzugu, Tatate, Saboba and Chereponi.
The President said as Ghanaians, they all had a stake in the national cake, and it was not the duty of government to skew the creation of development projects to their detriment since “every Ghanaian deserves the services of government”.
He said the implementation of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) in the three northern regions was meant to create socio-economic opportunities in the northern sector to stem the rural urban and north-south drift of the youth for non-existent jobs.
President Mahama promised that under the SADA programme, government would invest in commercial farming to discourage the youth from concentrating on white-collar jobs after they complete their education.
He said the promotion of commercial farming had already started with the establishment of a shea butter factory at Buipe in Gonja Central District, while rice mill and oil mills factories would be established and reactivated to provide jobs for the youth.
The president encouraged the electorate in the area to vote massively for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to continue with the Better Ghana Agenda that the late President John Evans Atta Mills initiated to advance the development needs of Ghanaians.
Mr. Moses Mabengba, Regional Minister dispelled the rumour making the rounds that President Mahama would promote ethnic conflicts in the country when he wins the forthcoming general election.
He said the NDC government is caring for Ghanaians and would continue to introduce more social interventions that would make Ghanaians comfortable.