President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has jabbed victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage in the Volta Region in his address.
Addressing the victims of the flood and the Chiefs, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo added “I came here because Ghanaians are having difficulties and suffering, It is my responsibility to try and help because if it is a question of counting who votes for me and who doesn’t vote for me, I shouldn’t be here because you don’t vote for me,” the President’s jab.
In his address, he assured the chiefs and the people of Mepe and the other towns in the North, South, and Central Tongu areas that the government is going to do whatever it could within its powers to alleviate their plight.
"I came here because Ghanaians are having difficulties and suffering, It is my responsibility to try and help because if it is a question of counting who votes for me and who doesn't vote for me, I shouldn't be here because you don't vote for me" pic.twitter.com/nyAZNbqq8g
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In the Volta Region specifically, when he was interacting with the chiefs and people today, Monday, 16th October 16, 2023, he stated categorically;
“When I took the oath of office as president I took the oath of office as president for every single individual in Ghana, of all the people in Ghana, all districts whether they voted for me or not, once I have taken oath of office I am the president of all the people.
“So Togbe, you and your elders, I want you to understand that when something like this happens and the government acts government is acting for Ghanaians.
Further, the President talked about the cry of the ordinary Ghanaian and jabbed the flood victims in his “sympathetic” message saying “I came here because Ghanaians are having difficulties and suffering and it is my responsibility to try and help. If it is the question of counting who votes for me and who doesn’t vote for me I shouldn’t be here because you don’t vote for me but that is not my concern.
“I came here this afternoon to express my sympathies and to commiserate with all the people in the Mepe area, I chose Mepe because this is the area that has been most affected.
H.E. also gave a cut to VRA and called for appreciation for their efforts. “We have to also be very grateful for the work of VRA, the preparation they have been making over the years in such a situation, the simulation exercise, and all the things they have been doing to prepare for this including the sensitization.
“Because of the good that they have done up until now, by the grace of God, not one single individual has lost his life in this crisis,” H.E. disclosed.
Stressing, he also said the government will do their best if the need arises. “Whatever it is within the powers of the government that can be done to alleviate this situation, it is going to be done.”